Dark days of war are featured in new film

Wilkinson's Lemonade Factory, in North Shields, after it was hit during the Second World War.
Wilkinson's Lemonade Factory, in North Shields, after it was hit during the Second World War.
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One of the darkest days in North Tyneside’s history during the Second World War is featured in a new film.

Sixtownships Community History Group has put together a moving film looking at how Tyneside suffered during the war, which saw large areas wiped out and supplies damaged.

Tyneside – The Blitz uses both archive footage and photographs to show the terror and carnage brought to the streets by the German Luftwaffe.

In one of the worst days of the war, 107 people lost their lives when the Wilkinson’s Lemonade Factory, in North Shields, was hit by a German bomb just before midnight on May 3, 1941.

Other areas hit during the conflict and which feature on the DVD are North Shields, Whitley Bay and Cullercoats.

John Dawson, of Sixtownships, said: “The people of Tyneside faced the carnage of war with extraordinary courage and resilience.

“This film concentrates only on Tyneside and makes this a unique Second World War film for those interested in the history of this area during the blitz.”

The DVD, which costs £5.99 but is free to schools, is available from www.sixtownships.org.uk