Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Time Bandits Display into a Will Turn War Living Drama

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Time Bandits Display into a Will Turn War Living Drama

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Byline: Toni Guillot Reporter toni.guillot@eveninggazette.co.uk

WAR enthusiasts have the opportunity to experience First World War history at first hand as a new exhibition is launched.

Three theatrical sets featuring all the fine details that would have been familiar to British servicemen bring visitors face to face with life between 1914-1918.

The project - Remembering Our War - provides the backdrop to a narrative that recounts stories of the people, places and events in Teesside during the conflict.

From the brave pilots who flew from Redcar, to Stockton's VC winner Ned Cooper and life at sea for a stoker from Middlesbrough, to the horrors of the Bombardment of Hartlepool, and work in a munitions factory in Darlington - these are just a glimpse of the exhibition stories on tour until March 2015.

Thanks to an PS400,000 grant from the Arts Council England, the exhibition is being delivered by Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland and Stockton councils along with the Heugh Gun Battery Museum in Har-tlepool. It begins its tour at the Tees Transporter Bridge Visitor Centre on June 4. Simon Hill, from JANVS Design who designed the exhibition, said: "Most of our historical projects are based on ancient history, so it has been fantastic to be involved in something which is closer to us in time and concerned with a locality very near to our base in North Yorkshire. …

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