Thousands of people flocked to the town to enjoy the Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering’s events, activities and parade.
The annual event, which ran from Friday to Sunday, invites musicians, artists and a wealth of entertainers and experts to the town to share their enjoyment of the treasures of local music, craft and heritage.
Visitors came from across the UK and abroad and among the popular attractions were the Astral Circus Saturday evening fire-breathing show and the activities at the exhibition café in the leisure centre.
Kim Bibby-Wilson, committee chairman, said: “We’re delighted with the success of the Gathering.
“The weather was decent, apart from the rain on Saturday afternoon that curtailed some of the events in Carlisle Park.
“We were told the craft competition entries were of a really high standard and the model of a Northumberland Fusilier by Tom Maley that was part of the Town Hall exhibition will remain there for a while.
“There were very good attendances for the indoor concerts and the barn dance on the Saturday night.”
“We would like to thank Northumberland County Council, Morpeth Town Council, other organisations and individuals for providing us with funding and the county again for manning the parade closure, Northumbria Police and Greater Morpeth Development Trust for their support and our new Gathering venues – Café Des Amis and Riverside Lodge.”