Peppa proves a hit at battery

Three year old Joshua Ness with Peppa Pig at the Heugh Gun Battery
Three year old Joshua Ness with Peppa Pig at the Heugh Gun Battery
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CHILDREN’S favourite Peppa Pig delighted young visitors to a wartime museum.

The popular TV character entertained youngsters at the Heugh Gun Battery on Hartlepool’s Headland.

Museum bosses arranged the visit to keep younger visitors entertained and also boost visitor numbers at the battery.

Gun battery chairman John Southcott said: “Peppa is absolutely massive with children aged between about three and five.

“We do it once or twice a year and just thought it would be a nice thing to do.

“Also at this time of year visitor numbers tend to decline.

“The children loved it.”

Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story dropped in at the battery earlier this year in a similar event.

Peppa played ring-o-ring-o-roses with children and sang songs.

The battery aims to educate and involve people in the history of the battery bringing its past to life with an extensive collection of wartime guns and memorabilia.