East Coast War Channels Family History Drop-in at The Word

@ Souter Lighthouse

Book Now

13 September 2017

13:00 - 15:30

The East Coast War Channels stretched from the Thames to the Tyne and beyond, protecting ships carrying vital supplies during WWI. Drop in at The Word, South Shields, to uncover family links with this largely forgotten maritime heritage.

A fierce battle was fought within sight of the South Tyneside coast throughout WWI (1914-1918), as German U-boats tried to sink cargo ships, fishing vessels and the small warships that defended them. This session will highlight local connections to wrecks lying just offshore and how they linked Tyneside to the broader war at sea. You are invited to bring your own information, documents and photographs relating to WWI and learn about their background and significance.

Venue
Souter Lighthouse
Coast Road
Whitburn
Sunderland
SR6 7NH

Book Now

FollowUs

Events Finder
Calendar

Search

Join the club and receive special offers for events and much more
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

WhatsOn Blog

View All

PREVIEW: Bear & Butterfly @ The Hullabaloo

A charming tale of changing friendship...

Read More

Preview: Robinson Crusoe

From the team that brought you the Gala Theatre’s biggest-selling pantomime ever Jack and the Beanstalk comes the swashbuckling tale of Robinson Crusoe.

Read More