A window display dedicated to Prince Philip has added a splash of colour to Hexham town centre.

The window at Gateway into the Community on St Mary’s Wynd was decorated by its members with Union Jacks and a painting of the royal couple as a tribute to the queen’s husband, who died aged 99 on April 9.

Numerous local figures have paid tributes to the Duke of Edinburgh since his death, including Hexham MP Guy Opperman and organisations across the Tyne Valley. But it’s safe to say Gateway into the Community’s has been the most colourful.

Sharyn Castelow, day service manager at Gateway into the Community, said: “When Prince Philip died, one of our members, Thomas, was quite upset and said we needed to do something for the queen.

"We thought about writing a letter, but the window display meant that everyone could get involved. There are some great painters and drawers who come to the centre, and everyone was involved. It was a real group effort and we’re very proud.”

Gateway into the Community works with over 100 people every week who meet at its day centre in Hexham.

The centre is known for its colourful window displays and has previously celebrated key workers with a rainbow.

Another window complete with rabbits and lambs celebrated the arrival of Spring before it was updated to the newest design.

The charity, which offers social, leisure, and learning opportunities for those with learning disabilities has been operating a smaller service than usual and was completely closed during the first lockdown.

Sharyn said: “The pandemic hit us hard, but we’re back now and it’s lovely. We’re glad to welcome everybody back.”