Books, crafts and Easter fun at the Battery

Wally Stewart. Bombardment of Hartlepool.
Wally Stewart. Bombardment of Hartlepool.
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A historic Hartlepool site will be the centre of attention for a new series of events aimed at keeping whole families entertained.

 Officials at the Heugh Battery Museum have announced a great line-up of events for 2016.

Heugh Gun Battery, The Headland, Hartlepool

Heugh Gun Battery, The Headland, Hartlepool

 And battery volunteer Wally Stewart told how some of them were set to become permanent attractions.

 For local bookworms hoping to bag a bargain book, the museum will be holding a regular book sale on the first Saturday of each month, starting on Saturday, March 5.

 In another boost, plucky Headland resident Georgia Barnes will be taking part in a hair-raising event at the museum on Saturday, March 19 at 2.30pm.

 Wally added: “Georgia is raising money for Macmillan by having her head shaved. Come along and support Georgia and the charity.”

 Easter will see a double attraction at the site on the Headland with a craft fair on Saturday, March 26, and a family fun day on Sunday, March 27.

 Wally said: “The craft fair opens at 10am and will host a range of beautifully crafted items from local people – and if there are any crafters out there interested in having a stall at the fair there are still some available so book soon. Stalls cost £10.

 “Easter Sunday will be see a full programme of egg-based activity, including an Easter egg hunt, egg and spoon races, egg decorating competition, and egg rolling 
races. Children will be given one hard-boiled egg on entry to the museum, but there will be more available if the egg is broken during games.”

 Activities for the younger generation will continue on Wednesday, April 6.

 Wally explained: “We hope to hold the biggest Teddy Bear’s picnic in Hartlepool at the Heugh 
Battery.

 “Bears and their families will be welcome from 1pm to come and enjoy their picnic, the stunning views and some fun and games.”

 More activities are also being considered for later in the year.

 Anyone wanting more details about any of the events, and those wanting to book a table for the craft fair, should contact the museum on (01429) 270746.