A PIECE of art has been created in tribute to Sir Bobby Robson after the people of Newcastle voted the football legend as the Geordie they are most proud of.

The poll was put to the public by Cartridge Save as part of its A Day In The Life initiative which saw 126 amateur and professional photographers take to the city’s streets in March to take pictures featuring everything from shoppers and tourists to rough sleepers and party goers.

The images then formed the collage of the former player and Newcastle and England manager, who was awarded Freedom of the City in 2005 and died of cancer in 2009, by artist Nathan Wyburn.

He said: “I love creating something more fun than a standard portrait and the idea of turning a Geordie legend in the eyes of the public into a piece of artwork using so many diverse images of life in the city is brilliant.“A Day In The Life is an amazing concept that captures everyday life and people and I’ve greatly enjoyed looking at all the images that were created. They will last forever in their own right and also as part of my unique collage.

“I’m looking forward to seeing and hearing from the people of Newcastle once the art goes on display in Sir Bobby’s home town later this year.”

It can be viewed online and will go on display later this year.

Ian Cowley, managing director of cartridgesave.co.uk who organised the A Day In The Life project, says: “Mark and the 126 strong team of street photographers captured those unique moments on Saturday 23rd March which are now forever frozen in time providing a unique legacy to the city.

“To see the images printed off and made into a collage by Nathan is a lasting, tangible memento of Newcastle in 2019. It’s a creative project that we’re incredibly proud to support.”