A community heritage project based on the wartime experiences of a North East UK riverside community.
Over the next 5 months there will be an enormous public focus on the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War (4th August, 2014), and thereafter, until 11th November, 2018 (the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice with Germany and the Central Powers), the nation will be reminded over the four years, by a series of important anniversary dates of key events, of the sacrifice of the nation, which brought personal loss to almost every family in the land.
The former Borough of Tynemouth marked that loss with a Roll of Honour published in 1923 containing very brief details of some 1,700 local residents known to have lost their lives due to causes associated with the war and their service. The project has over the past four years been preparing detailed biographies of those men, with the aim of reminding the population today of that loss and also to explore the social and economic consequences for the town and its inhabitants.
July 12th to September 20th 2014 Customer First Centre (library) Northumberland Square North Shields - during normal library hours.
Display of materials and the story of the project, including many original and fascinating documents loaned or presented by relatives of men who served in the war.
Public Commemorative Event
August 3rd 2014 10 am to 1.30 pm
Northumberland Square, North Shields.
Displays and information stalls.
2 pm Parade and Public Service of Commemoration.
This will be the civic service of commemoration for North Tyneside in the presence of Sir Nigel Sherlock KCVO OBE Lord Lieutenant of Tyne and Wear and the Chairman of North Tyneside Council, Cllr. Tommy Mulvenna and the elected Mayor Mrs. Norma Redfearn.
3 pm to 4 pm event resumes.
Death at Dawn - A soldiers tale : A play by Peter Mortimer to be staged at Linskill Community Centre, September 2014.
Tickets available from
Linskill Community Centre, Linskill Terrace, North Shields;
Keel Row Bookshop, Fenwick Terrace, North Shields;
TWW1 Project Shop, Front Street, Tynemouth (adjacent to Tynemouth Library);
North Shields Customer First Centre, Ground Floor Reception.
£10.00 / £8.00 concessions. Buy tickets online via Ticketweb here.
Concert : SALUTE OUR HEROES - THE RESPONSE - Hall One, Sage Gateshead - Doors at 7pm September 27th 2014. In association with the Army Benevolent Fund - tickets available from 1st June £20.00 / £15.00 concessions.
Placing of individualised memorial markers on Tynemouth Borough residences (where property survives today) of men who were killed. Creation of a memorial garden at Linskill Community Centre, showing details of all casualties on a street by street basis. Markers to be placed from June 2014, Memorial garden open to public from 4th August 2014.