Last weekend was the birthday of the Transporter Bridge It was 100yrs old,so of course there was going to be celebrations and party's.
The Bridge was opened on the 17th October 1911,by Queen Victoria's Grandson,Prince Arthur of Con naught.
It Is the furthest downstream bridge across the River Tees,It Is a transporter bridge ,carrying a travelling car or gondola,suspended from the bridge,carrying up to 200 people
One of the celebrations was a parade from the Mi ma Art Gallery to Middlesbrough College my daughter and other children took part in the parade,they had been practising drumming for weeks,the weather held off and the promise of fireworks at the end of there 1 1/2 hr march through Middlesbrough, well they didn't disappoint.
The only downside to it all was the utter confusion of picking our children up at the end of the parade,organisers were not too good at relaying instructions on where and when ,as it was dark and very busy It was worrying,but with a few frantic mobile conversations and a bit of rushing around in the dark,phew we found them ,just in time for them promised Fireworks and also the time my camera died ,Isn't it alway's the way.
I don't know the lady in the picture,just liked the lit up model bridge haha
The kiddo's waiting patiently for the parade to start .
This dosen't give the fireworks justice they were fab.