17 June 2012
Last updated at 19:48
The first torchbearer of the day was England and Durham cricketer Paul Collingwood, who set off from the Unesco World Heritage site in Durham.
Paul Collingwood had his torch lit on Palace Green, outside Durham Cathedral and castle, to start day 30 of the torch relay. Collingwood said he would have to be careful carrying the torch due to a hand fracture.
Crowds lined the streets waving Union Jack flags ready for the arrival of the torch on its leg from Durham and Sherburn Hill.
The torch was taken through Durham's historic streets to the Market Square. The relay was then headed east to the coast, south to Hartlepool then back west with the day ending in Middlesbrough with a party.
Torchbearer Lawrence Smith reached out to a familiar face in the crowd, while another of his supporters held up a sign that reads 'Go Larry!'
Slightly reworking the lyrics of Fedde Le Gand's dancefloor anthem from "Put your hands up for Detroit" to "Put your hands up for Dixon" and you get the perfect soundtrack for Sam Dixon's leg of the relay - and he showed just how it is done.
The old met the new as Jamie Poole stood with the latest incarnation of the Olympic torch in front of HMS Trincomalee, a Royal Navy sailing frigate that was launched nearly 200 years ago.
A lone piper entertained the crowds as the flame continued between Hartlepool and Billingham.
Sunday saw some of the biggest - and most colourful - crowds of the relay so far, with torch fans pouring onto the streets to greet the Olympic flame on its tour of the north-east.
James Hobley kicked off his stint with the torch ijn style - with a high kick! He was diagnosed with autism at the age of four, and had problems with his legs as he tiptoe-walked as a toddler. But he made a recovery and discovered dancing, and has won a full scholarship to the Hammond Dance School in Chester.
At the end of the day's relay, the final torchbearer, Chloe Meehan, 17, lit a celebration cauldron on stage in Middlebrough's Centre Square.