A leading North East heritage charity has launched a public appeal to pinpoint cherished local structures.

The Northumberland and Newcastle Society, active since 1924, is keen to identify buildings and structures in Newcastle and Northumberland that matters most to those who live, work in and visit them.

As it prepares to celebrate its centenary year, the Society is inviting individuals to share their favourite sites and explain why these hold special significance.

The Society fights to protect the best of Newcastle and Northumberland's landscape, heritage and culture.

Around 50 years ago it purchased the Kielder viaduct, securing its preservation.

To mark 100 years, the Society plans to publish people's favourite buildings in a book, to "stand as a permanent record of which buildings mattered most to us at this moment in time."

Society chairman John Matthews said: "We quite simply want to know which structures – be they castles, bridges, workplaces or barns – hold a special place in people’s hearts."

The initiative intends to spotlight buildings, whether they are officially listed or not, that resonate with locals.

He added: "It could be a building they’ve visited, worked or studied in; a structure - a piece of Roman wall perhaps - that triggered an early interest in history, or just somewhere they’ve visited that holds a special memory.

“It might be an old or historically significant structure – but it doesn’t have to be. The aim is to shine a light on buildings that may not be included on any of the special buildings lists but are special, nonetheless, to someone.

“Entries must relate to man-made structures and our aim is to compile these into a book that will stand as a fascinating record of us and the buildings that have shaped our lives.”

Members of the public are being asked to submit their entries through an online form on the Society's website detailing their choice and the reason behind it.

Those who take part in the study must be above the age of 18.

Visit: www.nandnsociety.org.uk/centenary