Photography student uncovers remains of Hartlepool wartime defences for new book

Hartlepool photography student Joshua Gallantree has produced a new book uncovering remaining Second World War defences in the town.

Friday, 22nd July 2022, 4:45 am

The 22-year-old made Remnants of War as part of a project with the Northern School of Art.

He took pictures of concrete pill boxes that were manned by soldiers and anti-tank blocks still visible locally.

Joshua launched the book at a World War Two event at the Heugh Battery Museum where he is a regular volunteer on Saturday.

Joshua Gallantree with a copy of Remnants of War.

He said: “After the war a lot of the defences were demolished but a handful remain.”

Joshua performs guided museum tours for visitors and helps with school visits.

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The museum published the book which is on sale in its gift shop along with new postcards of the site taken by Joshua.

Joshua signs a copy of his book for a customer at the Heugh Gun Battery's World War Two event last weekend.

Manager Diane Stephens said: “We are very proud of him and the contribution he makes to the museum, along with everyone on the volunteer team.”

Remnants of War is priced £5 and proceeds go to the museum.