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Teesside knitters recreate Meghan's dress

Nunthorpe and Marton Knitters hit the headlines with their handmade depiction of the royal wedding but until today they could only guess at the design of the bride's dress.

This morning, though, the knitters gathered ready to recreate the gown, in miniature, as soon as it was revealed to the world.

The ladies gave themselves a deadline of one hour to complete their task before putting the bride - complete with long train - in pride of place at the centre of their tableau.

The team had spent months knitting each of the main characters in the royal wedding. Their work is on display at Nunthorpe railway station. Their efforts are to raise money for Teesside Hospice.

The world awaits .. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
Nunthorpe and Marton Knitters prepare for the task ahead Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
The knitters get to work Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
Finishing touches Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
Meghan centre stage in her updated dress Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Meanwhile street parties took place across the region to celebrate the wedding.

At one in Fenham, Newcastle, one resident attracted attention because of her name - Kate Middleton.

"It is an amazing street, everybody know everybody," she said. "It is lovely, everybody is really war. It feel like a village around here."

This event included a chocolate fountain, bouncy castle and and homemade food.

A street party in Newcastle Credit: ITV Tyne Tees