Saturday, September 14th
As you know Friends of Cleethorpes Heritage is now closed, but three members of the group have continued with research, under the name 'Meggies Heritage' for the Charter Trustees of Cleethorpes Town Hall, to commemorate the 80 years since the start of WW2. Their research is relevant to local people and events and runs under the title of 'Canaries, Butterflies and Bugs'.
'Canaries' relating to the Canary girls, who worked in the munition factories, during the war, 'Butterflies' relating to the Butterfly Bombs, dropped by the Germans, almost exclusively on our two towns on the night of the 14th June, 1943. and 'Bugs' is an illuminating insight into the question of 'if the bombs didn't kill you, what did, during the war years'.
There will be displays, photos and 'NOT TO BE MISSED', a video show. showing real public information videos from the war, also a 'Blitz Kidz' video produced by one of the team of Meggies Heritage.
As another 'SPECIAL FEATURE', at this event, our Council have allowed the showing, after many years, of the paintings by Ernest Worrall, commissioned by Grimsby Borough Council in 1943, to create a series of paintings recording the impact of WW2 on Grimsby. These are very special to our Heritage and a must to see. They will be on display on the 14th September at the H.O.D. event in Cleethorpes Town Hall and will remain on view to the public for a week.
Heritage Open Day is extra special this year as a commemoration of the 80 years, since our men and women fought to keep our town and its people safe, and so please accept this invitation to the event, which is FREE to enter. Tea and coffee will be available, whilst you peruse the exhibits, watch the videos and admire the paintings.
We all look forward to seeing you there. Doors open at 10am until 4pm.
Cleethorpes Town Hall
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