The tradition of Good Friday Marching was a huge event in North Shields for many years. We know that, in the 1960s, around 2,000 children would take part in the march before returning to their own churches to receive an orange as a gift. However, we didn’t have enough stories in our collection to reflect the massive impact this event had in North Shields. So this Easter, as part of our work on the North Shields Heritage Action Zone project, we put out a call for people who remembered taking part in the march to share their memories with us.
We collected some wonderful memories of the Procession of Witness, as it was officially called. We have also added priceless photographs and videos to our records. While it was primarily an event for the Sunday Schools in the area, a number of uniformed organisations, such as Scouts and Guides, also took part. We have now put together a collection of these memories, which we hope you will enjoy. You can find these by following this link Good Friday Marching – Remembering the Past