‘Yarn bombers’ have created a new feature at a popular visitor attraction.
Staff at the Newbiggin Maritime Centre were surprised to see knitted items attached to a steel fence near the facility last Thursday morning.
They have now kept the new attractions in place for everyone to see.
A spokesperson for the centre said: “We don’t know who these knitters are and we don’t know where they came from but we now have a mermaid and her friends adorning the fence for all to see.
“It’s nice to know they recognise that the beach at Newbiggin is the best in the north east and we have the nicest and most friendly people to look after the characters.
“Centre staff and volunteers are wondering if more of these lovely knitted creatures will come and join in and completely cover the fence in the following days. CCTV coverage shows nothing untoward happening on Newbiggin Prom.”