Actor Lord Laurence Olivier pop star Paul Hardcastle, whose single 19 reached the top of charts, were in Prism Sound Studios in Newcastle, working on Hardcastle's follow-up release, Blood Money. While in Newcastle, Lord Olivier also filmed a Granada TV series, Lost Empires.
Newcastle United fans were in the picture at a Home & Away party hosted by the Chronicle and Newcastle Breweries. Supporters who spotted themselves in photographs were invited to final event of the North East's Visual Arts Year.
Thousands of people waved farewell to a floating legend. Fireworks lit up the sky as the QE2 embarked on her final voyage before she becomes a floating hotel in Dubai. The Cunard vessel's visit was a tribute to the North East's shipbuilding history.