A moving minute’s silence was held for Chloe Rutherford, Liam Curry and the other victims of the Manchester Arena attack in South Shields.
Chloe, 17, and Liam, 19, from South Shields were among the 22 victims of the bombing at the Ariana Grande concert on May 22 last year.
A huge crowd gathered outside South Shields Town Hall for a memorial service on Tuesday morning.
They fell silent at 10.31am to pay their respects to those who lost their lives due to suicide bomber Salman Abedi.
There were speeches from Ray Spencer MBE, Mayor of South Tyneside Councillor Ken Stephenson and Chloe’s father Mark Rutherford.
People were also invited to leave their flowers and tributes outside the town hall.
Philip Tron and Courtney Boyle from Gateshead were also among the 22 victims of the bombing. Philip's mother June Tron visited Manchester on Monday.
Angelika and Marcin Klis from York had gone to pick up their daughters from the Ariana Grande concert and were killed. Their daughters escaped unharmed.
Ariana Grande, who had been performing at the Manchester Arena when the atrocity happened on May 22 last year, tweeted a message of support for those affected.