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Latest Update To Sixtownships Website. The Zeppelin Raid

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The website has again been updated and this time for the 17th of May.

The new story, The Zeppelin Raid on the North East, includes photographs and newspaper reposts with pics.

Log onto : http://www.sixtownships.org.uk

Here is a little from it.

About 8. O' clock the Zeppelin passed over the Choppington district on its way to Bedlington. When first seen it was coming from the coast and seemed to have come up the river. In a few seconds a large crowd ran down near to Mr. McHugh's sale rooms, where the Zeppelin was plainly visible, the noise being like that of a steam thrasher. Just at that point men were seen inside the Zeppelin as it hovered over the Social Club on the opposite side of the road, and proceed in a southerly direction. Immediately afterwards there was a flash, and a crack from a bomb followed by others.

The Zeppelin bombardment is stated to have commenced at 8.12 pm, and to have lasted a very few minutes. The first bomb dropped with a terrific noise just behind the Workmen's Social Club near Choppington Station. The club however suffered no damage, nor was there damage done to any other building or a person injured, though five or six other bombs fell. Three of these fell in Mr. Huntley's field on the Bedlington side, close by. They were incendiary bombs .

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Could there be a connection here John?

yes indeed foxy m8

there aree other pics on our website.

i am looking at the people in both photos and there are a few in the pics on the website.

The biggest raid over here was during 15th June over wallsend and Jarrow. Death toll was high and the devestation was beyond belief.

Getting back to April 14th, The Germans they still thought Bedlington Ironworks was in production, and had their info wrong as we know, but just shows you, they wanted to halt production there.

Here a map of the two raids both mapped out for you Foxy. Its interesting. Just wonder what else can be found on the raids. ?

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