Making Sense of Bombardment in the Hartlepools, 1914 – 1918
December 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm£2.00
Dr Micheal Reeve will talk about his recent research into navel and aerial bombardment on the north-east coast of England, focusing in particular on the experiences of the Hartlepools during and following the 16th December 1914 Bombardment. This will include details of local forms of early civil defence, when the towns along the north-east coast became heavily militarised, early warning systems were installed and people were advised to stay in their homes.
It will also look at the victims of bombardment, both during and after the war, which were often combined with commemoration and memorialisation. Indeed, some of these traditions continue to this day; most notably in the form of the 16th December commemoration. thought he story of the Bombardment is well-known locally, it is very rarely included in national narratives of the war on the home front.
Dr Michael Reeve is originally from Hull, and received his doctorate in History from the University of Hull in June 2019. he now works as an academic skills tutor and lecturer at Leeds Beckett University and with the educational charity Infused Learning. He is currently working with the Heugh Battery Museum to create new museum interpretation about the Bombardment.Connect with the Heugh Battery