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 WW1 museum focus on National Photo Day

WW1 museum focus on National Photo Day

By 7th September, 2018 Press Releases Comments Off

SHUTTERS were snapping at a First World War battlefield site as care home residents marked National Photo Day.

Residents from Queens Meadow Care Home, in Hartlepool, paid a visit to Heugh Battery Museum, on the Headland.

They took disposable cameras with them to capture the scenery as well as the museum’s displays of weapons, medals, uniforms and other equipment.

The Heugh Battery Museum preserves the only First World War battlefield in the UK and commemorates the Bombardment of Hartlepool on 16th December 1914.

After a tour of the museum, residents enjoyed tea and scones in the café.

Resident Thelma Williams said: “It’s cold in the Headland, but it’s been a good day saluting all the services.”

Resident Johnson Snowdon added: “It reminds me of the war but it’s been nice looking round and having a cuppa.”

Debbie Wilkes, activities coordinator at Queens Meadow Care Home, on Stockton Road, said: “Several of our residents wanted to visit Heugh Battery and we thought it would be a good idea to take a few disposable cameras to mark National Photo Day.

“We’re getting their photos developed and they will be displayed in the home for all to see, including those residents who couldn’t come with us on the day.

“We’d like to thank the museum staff for being so friendly and accommodating during our visit.”