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Tommy the Trumpeter hangs up his hat after 25 years

23 August 2013 Last updated at 19:58 BST

He has entertained crowds at a seaside town in the north-east of England for 25 years.

A familiar face for families in South Shields and from as far away as the US and Italy, Tommy the Trumpeter has now hung up his hat and retired.

Ray Spencer, who played Tommy, said it was a "really emotional" day but it had been a "fantastic" 25 years.

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