Historical events

The bombing of Hartlepool is remembered at special historic events hosted by the Heugh Battery Museum


This week marked the 107th anniversary of the Hartlepool bombing, a deadly dawn attack on December 16, 1914, which saw German naval ships open fire on the town, killing some 130 adults and children.

And the centenary of the Redheugh Gardens memorial itself was marked by the Heugh Battery Museum, with an exhibition from Friday December 17 through Sunday December 19.

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Bev Palin of the re-enactment band Time Bandits, playing the only surviving trench organ from World War I, at the Heugh Battery Museum on Saturday.

Local historians attended the event on Friday and will be there again on Sunday, Saturday featuring the pageant Time Bandits giving visitors a glimpse of life at the time of the bombing.

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John Sadler and Bev Palin of the Time Bandits reenactment group at the Heugh Battery Museum on Saturday.
Local artist and author Ian Lightfoot with his latest book “Healthfull Hartlepool” at the Heugh Battery museum on Saturday.
Pauline Cornforth and Christopher Smith, of Hartlepool, view the “Triumphant Youth” exhibit at the Heugh Battery Museum on Saturday.