Wilkinson's Lemonade Factory Air Raid Shelter Tragedy
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- Metal Metal (any)
- Timber Oak
- Second World War (1939-1945)
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THIS MEMORIAL PLAQUE WAS COMMISSIONED BY THE/NORTH TYNESIDE VETERANS, NORTH TYNESIDE COUNCIL/AND NORTH TYNESIDE COLLEGE/IN MEMORY OF THE MEN,. WOMEN AND CHILDREN/WHO LOST THEIR LIVES DURING THE AIR BOMBING OF/NORTH SHIELDS ON SATURDAY, 3RD MAY 1941.//WE REMEMBER WITH PRIDE THE BRAVERY AND DEDICATION/OF THE EMERGENCY AND VOLUNTARY SERVICES.//THIS WAS THE WORST BOMBING INCIDENT IN/NORTH EAST OF ENGLAND DURING WORLD WAR TWO.
[None bur 103 of 192 people sheltering were killed, all but two instantly- 2 George Medals were won during the ensuing rescue attempts]