Talk by Peter Hoy to remember those from South Tyneside who served in World War One.
In a change from the usual meeting, South Shields Local History Group will be holding this month's talk on Monday 9th November to pay tribute to those from South Tyneside who served in World War One. Falling between Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day, the talk that evening will be 'Carve Their Names with Pride'.
Retired History teacher, Peter Hoy, is known locally for his years of research and his subsequent database covering the men who served in the various services across South Tyneside. In his talk he will be telling some of their individual stories, including the incident that caused the first casualty and the sad account of the Durham Light Infantry soldier who was shot for desertion.
The meeting will take place in the theatre, downstairs in the Central Library, between 5pm and 6.50pm. New members are always welcome and visitors too at a charge of £1. For further information please contact the Library Reference Desk on (0191) 424 7864