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

@ Souter Lighthouse

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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

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