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First World War centenary events in Hartlepool
2:11pm Wednesday 18th September 2013 in News
AN ‘antiques roadshow’ with a difference is being held to help mark next year’s 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War.
Hartlepool Central Library in York Road is holding a First World War Information Fair on Monday, September 23, from 10am to 5pm.
Representatives from local and regional museums, libraries, archives and local heritage groups will be talking about their events and promoting their collections and resources.
Visitors can bring their First World War memorabilia and find out more about it from Mark Simmons, of the Museum of Hartlepool, and there will be a family history session for anyone interested in tracing their ancestors, especially those who lived or died during the First World War.
Hartlepool Borough Council is leading a two-year Tees Valley-wide project to commemorate the First World War centenary through a host of events for people of all ages, funded by the Arts Council England.
There will also be some short workshops on subjects like the Home Front and Women At War and the Heritage Lottery Fund will be offering advice to groups thinking of applying for funding for their own First World War commemorative projects.
A team from the North-East War Memorials Project will also be at the event helping people find their relatives on the region’s war memorials and looking for information about unrecorded memorials, with special presentations at 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm.
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