Hartlepool Bombardment Centenary Memorial Scrapbook
As the lead artist of Hartlepool Remembered, I am inviting residents and community groups in Hartlepool to take part in community art sessions to document bombardment memories. Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the project is now creating a Hartlepool Bombardment Centenary Memorial Scrapbook that will capture experiences and records of the 2014 centenary, inspired by the town’s original Bombardment Memorial Scrapbook, put together a hundred years ago in the weeks following the 1914 bombardment. The Centenary Scrapbook and digitised copies will be deposited in civic archives (including Durham at War) for posterity and we are keen to include as many Hartlepool people, families, groups and organisations as possible.

  •  The sessions will be an opportunity to capture a snapshot of where you were during the 2014 Bombardment Centenary events, which will then be added to this new memorial for the town and its people.
  • The sessions will take place in Hartlepool from November 2015 to July 2016, at a date and time by arrangement. A session for your group will provide the opportunity to document your response to the Bombardment Centenary events using a range of creative skills, including drawing, printing, writing and collaging. We will use selected WW1 heritage material and you are welcome also to bring your own materials, including any family WWI or Centenary mementoes which can be photographed and included.
  • If you would like to book one of the sessions or would like any further information, please contact theresa_easton@yahoo.co.uk or 07981 381830.

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2 thoughts on “Hartlepool Centenary Memorial Scrap book

  1. Hey Theresa, are you in touch with Denise Sparrowhawk at the library about this? I was one of a group of poets who took part in a writing project about the Heugh bombardment throughout last year, we published our work as an anthology called ‘To Cross The Wine-Dark Sea’ – perhaps we could be featured or mentioned somewhere?

    • Thanks Kirsten! It would be lovely to engage with the group of poets at the Heugh or Library and make some individual pages for the scrap book, you all certainly should have the opportunity to contribute directly to the scrap book. I will email Denise again and mention your interest! Hope to be in touch again soon Thanks Theresa

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