Heugh Battery – The Headland
Redheugh Memorial Gardens by 8am
08.00 Parade to Redheugh Memorial Gardens
08.10 25pdr Gun Salute from the Heugh Battery Museum followed by the opening address
08.15 Reading by Iain Wright, MP
08.25 Reading by pupils of St Helen’s Primary School
08.30 Wreath laying
08.35 Reading by pupils of St Bega’s Primary School
08.40 Reading of names of children who lost their lives during the Bombardment
08.50 Reading by pupils of Throston Primary School
08.55 Prayers and close
09.00 25 pdr Gun Salute from the Heugh Battery Museum
The Heugh Battery Museum welcomes visitors FREE OF CHARGE from 9am to join us for further commemoration activities.
Event Programme at the Heugh Battery Museum
In the marquee
10.00 Hartlepool Remembered: Legacies of the Bombardment
This centenary project will run a stall through the day, offering visitors the chance to record details of their families or community groups to be included in the Hartlepool Bombardment Centenary Scrapbook. This book will capture a snapshot of how Hartlepool people remembered the bombardment and commemorated the centenaries. This project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, is a collaboration between community groups in Hartlepool and WW1 researchers at the University of Leeds.
12.00 Hart Village: our World War I experience. Anne Johnson presents a fascinating talk on life in Hart Village during the Great War.
13.00 “Beat the Drum” Fool’s Gold, an acoustic duo, present story and songs commemorating the First World War, supported with slides and video.
14.00 “Tales from the Trimdons” will explore some of the experiences of the miners of Trimdon and their families during the First World War.
Andrea Hetherington is an independent researcher and writer with a particular interest in the social history of the First World War. She completed a Heritage Lottery funded research project on behalf of the Friends of Lawnswood Cemetery in Leeds, resulting in the book Lawnswood’s Great War Stories. She has also acted as a consultant to a number of other First World War projects in the Yorkshire area. Andrea regularly delivers talks to history societies and has just completed a commission to write the history of one of Leeds’ oldest family firms.
Around the Grounds
10.30 – 11.00 Drama: Hartlepool 6th Form College students present three pieces of physical theatre inspired by the Bombardment of the Hartlepools
11.30 – 12.00 Drama: Hartlepool 6th Form College students present three pieces of physical theatre inspired by the Bombardment of the Hartlepools
Down in the Trench
10.00 – 10.20 Poetry readings by students of Hartlepool 6th Form College
11.10 – 11.20 Poetry readings by students of Hartlepool 6th Form College
The Heugh Battery café will be open all day and hot drinks will also be available from the marquee.
Please help us to keep the Heugh Battery Museum open by donating on the day. If you are a tax payer and would like to increase your donation via Gift Aid, please complete one of the forms at the donation point.
Hope to see you there!