A direct hit on a basement air raid shelter in North Shields kills 107 people

It is the worst single bomb disaster during the provincial blitz in World War 2. This website is in remembrance of those lost. It is the memory of a community and a town in wartime.

THE LEMONADE FACTORY DISASTER EXPLORED: MIDNIGHT SATURDAY MAY 3RD 1941

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…a fascinating study that puts the horror of war on a very human scale

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This fantastic website…

Imperial War Museum

It is excellent and perfect for use in schools. I am really impressed by the organisation and information offered by the site. Superb.

Andrew Field

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1. AFTER THE RAID – FILM FOOTAGE TAKEN AT SAME TIME AS STILLS PHOTOS. PART OF A LONGER “BOMB DAMAGE IN TYNEMOUTH” FILM.
2. TEARDROPS AND BOTTLE TOPS  –  A TRIBUTE TO THOSE LOST BY LOCAL SINGER/SONGWRITER, JIM WHITE.
3. BOMB DAMAGE IN NORTH SHIELDS  –  THIS HAS DONE THE ROUND OF LOCAL PUBS AND CLUBS FOR YEARS…BUT WHO HAS THE ORIGINAL FILM? IT NEEDS ENHANCING AND RESTORING.

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Can you help us tell the story of the Wilkinson shelter disaster?
Was your family involved? Did you live nearby?
Do you have family memories of the disaster?

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