Archeologist to look back at World War One during Hartlepool Headland Local History group meeting

Hartlepool Headland History Group members David Green (left) and John Cambridge pictured by Hannah Liddle
Hartlepool Headland History Group members David Green (left) and John Cambridge pictured by Hannah Liddle

AN archeologist will be looking back on the First World War as the guest speaker of a history group’s monthly meeting.

Robin Daniels from Tees Archeology will be focusing on the archeology of the First World War on Teesside at a talk to be held in the Croft Room at the Borough Hall, on the Headland, next Tuesday, May 20.

Robin was invited to the event to share his expertise by the members of the Hartlepool Headland Local History group who are currently involved in a number of projects to mark the centenary of the start of the First World War.

The members will be at the meeting, which will get underway at 6.45pm, but the group’s leaders say everyone is welcome.

John Cambridge, who lives on the Headland and is a long-time member of the group, said: “It’s always good to get a special guest at our meetings and I think this will be very interesting.

“As ever, everyone is welcome along.

“We usually get a good response from residents for our meetings so hopefully we will get a good turn out.”

The group’s members gathered at the Borough Hall yesterday for the monthly-drop in session.

Old newspaper clips and photographs of the town from years gone by were all on display at the drop-in, which was also open to non-members.

As well as the various First World War projects, the members of the group are still working on their latest book, thanks to a £10,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The knowledgeable members have put together two books in the past looking back at how Hartlepool has transformed over the years.

Reflections of Hartlepool and Further Reflections of Old Hartlepool proved extremely popular and flew off the shelves so members will be hoping for a similar response when their next production is made available.

The group’s next drop-in session will be held at the Borough Hall on Wednesday, June 11 from 11.30am-4pm.