Crowds turn out for Alive in Blyth

The Alive in Blyth procession.
The Alive in Blyth procession.

Carnival-goers basked in glorious sunshine at the annual Alive in Blyth.

Crowds lined the streets on Saturday as a colourful procession of local groups and organisations wound its way from Quay Road to the Market Square, where there was a host of stalls and entertainment.

Mini police in the procession.

Mini police in the procession.

Alive in Blyth is organised by Leading Link and funded by Blyth Town Council.

It celebrated Blyth’s proud history and looked forward to its future with the arrival of Children University Northumberland.

Children’s University will see Leading Link working with local schools to create opportunities and new experiences for children and young people, as well as recording the work that they do already.

Children collect stamps while taking part in planned activities .

Bill and Ben, the Flowerpot Men.

Bill and Ben, the Flowerpot Men.

They are then invited to attend a graduation ceremony, complete with gowns and caps.

Crowds line the streets of Blyth.

Crowds line the streets of Blyth.

The Mayor of Blyth, Coun Adrian Cartie, in the Alive in Blyth parade.

The Mayor of Blyth, Coun Adrian Cartie, in the Alive in Blyth parade.

Little mermaids.

Little mermaids.