IT’S BEEN one hundred years since World War One came to the North East.
On December 16 1914 Hartlepool was hit by shells fired from the German warships that had taken up position off the North East Coast.
The bombardment left 130 people dead and hundreds more injured.
One hundred years later the town spent the day remembering those it lost in a series of commemorative events.
The day’s biggest event was the Bombardment Live Show, an outdoor performance depicting the events of the day through the eyes of the people of Hartlepool.
Tside Reporter Jack Crute was at the event and reported live on Twitter.