A popular event to commemorate Armed Forces Day and Headland Heritage Day is to return to Hartlepool on Saturday 7th July.
Last year the family friendly day attracted more than 5,000 visitors and it is hoped that another large crowd will gather for the 2018 commemorations.
It’s once again being organised by the Hartlepool Armed Forces Liaison Group and the Hartlepool Headland Local History Group with support from Hartlepool Council and a presence on the day from Pools’ Community Sports Foundation.
A whole host of attractions will be on offer, with one of the highlights coming with a parade involving the 3rd Battalion The Rifles, local Cadets and Ex-Servicemen’s Association and Air Cadet Band.
The parade is due to commence from Manners Street, near St Hilda’s Church, at 1pm and the Heugh Battery gun will also be fired in honour of the RAF centenary.
A fun fair, a variety of stalls, face painting and historic enactments are among the other attractions visitors will be able to enjoy on the day which takes place between 11am and 4.30pm.