Platinum Jubilee on Tyneside

Friends of West Park and Fredrick Street Platinum Jubilee Events

There are two festivals we are involved with today (Saturday 4th June 2022) We’re broadcasting LIVE 10am till 4pm from West Park, South Shields as The Friends of West Park host their Platinum Jubilee events. Meanwhile, Fredrick Street of Laygate, South Shields is also hosting their Street Party and our Reporter Martin Haskin popped down to chat with some of the people there.

Martin Haskin Reporting from Fredrick Street Street Party
Martin Haskin Reporting from Fredrick Street Street Party
CEO Kyle Scott with Cllr Anne Hetherington LIVE in West Park

Your Photos Celebrating the Queen’s Platinim Jubilee in South Tyneside

It’s been an incredible bank holiday so-far across South Tyneside where the entire communities have came together together to celebrate The Queens Platinum Jubilee.

The only girl in South Tyneside born on The Queens Diamond Jubilee in 2012!

A South Tyneside girl is celebrating 10 years after recieving a special coin from the Queen.

Lucy from Westoe Crown in South Shields who will be celebrating her 10th birthday on the Queen’s Platinum jubilee next Thursday is showing off her special coin to mark Her majesty the Queen’s 70 years on throne.

You can listen to the interview below, and share the news that it will be aired on DAB Digital radio every weekday next week between 10am and 2pm.

The day you met the Queen – eight reminders of Her Majesty visiting South Shields in 1967 and 1977

The Queen at a number of events in South Tyneside.

It was 2012 and crowds welcomed The Queen in Jarrow on her Diamond Jubilee tour.

More than 700 youngsters from Jarrow School, St Bede’s RC Primary, Dunn Street Primary and Jarrow Cross Primary School were there on a rainy day.

But it eventually turned to sunshine just as the Queen was greeted by dozens of civic dignitaries, community leaders and transport officials for the opening of the £260m New Tyne Crossing.

The Mayor of South Tyneside in 2012, Coun Eileen Leask said at the time: “It was a great honour to welcome Her Majesty to our borough, and wonderful to see so many local people providing a warm South Tyneside welcome.”

The Queen also met community representatives Mary Finnigan and Ken Tyrell while on the visit.

Schoolboy Christopher Howard, 12, a pupil at St Joseph’s RC Comprehensive School, Hebburn, was chosen to meet The Queen after winning a tunnel poster competition on a safety theme while at St Bede’s RC Primary School, just yards from the tunnel entrance.

Did you get to chat to Her Majesty? Her other duties that day included planting a tree at the tunnel entrance before travelling to North Tyneside for the official launch ceremony of the new tunnel.

She said in 2012: “Now the project is complete, I would like to congratulate all those who have played a part: the planners, the financers, the engineers and contractors: everyone who has contributed to this great achievement of immense benefit to the North East region. You can all be proud of a job well done.”

There were others on South Tyneside who also had reason to remember royal events that year.

We would love your memories of meeting the Queen, whether it was on one of her visits to South Tyneside, or another occasion. Tell us more by emailing