This is published on what would have been Ted Winkler’s 100th birthday 4 December. Sadly Ted died two weeks ago. This is written in tribute to a man who was fascinated by the local history of his adopted Hedon home, but who himself had a fascinating life story.
“Keep the Home Fires Burning” is an Exhibition marking 80 years of the outbreak of World War 2 and is at Hedon Museum from Wednesday 11 September until Saturday 2 November 2019.
“2019 is going to be an exciting year for Hedon Museum. We’ll have history, artists and photographers,” explains museum media officer Katy Miller.
It was tonight, 75 years ago during the second world war, that 12 people were killed in Hedon when two neighbouring homes in Magdalen Lane (Ashley and Daisy Villas) were bombed and destroyed during an air raid in the town…
This is Charlie Mason’s Commando Knife – he would have used it against enemy troops if fascist forces invaded Britain in 1940. One of the last chances to see this fascinating exhibition of the East Riding’s secret resistance organisation at Hedon Museum…
The British Resistance Organisation in World War II would make sure that Nazi invaders would not have found the East Riding a comfortable or safe place to serve!
THE BLITZ of 7th – 9th MAY 1941 saw the heaviest bombing raids in the area of the second world war. By the 9th May twelve people had been killed in Hedon…
HEDON TOWN COUNCIL is in discussion with Mr Don Faley in regard to establishing a Memorial dedicated to residents of Hedon, men woman and children who were killed in air raids on the town during the Second World War.
THE FOLLOWING SUMMARY from Jim Lindop is an overview from Hedon Town Council meetings in December 2012.
IN JUNE last year James Bagnall asked for further information about the site of a World War II bombing raid on Hedon in May 1941 in which it was thought an entire family was wiped out. Two properties, Ashley Villas and Daisy Villas on Magdalen Lane, Hedon, were destroyed in […]
CAN YOU HELP? The Hedon Blog has been contacted by Mr James Bagnall who has asked for any information readers may have about two Hedon homes destroyed in the Blitz on Hull during World War II in 1941. We reproduce his letter here: I have for some time […]
HULL WAS a major target for air raids during World War II. However, according to North East Coast Town: Ordeal & Triumph: The Story of Kingston-upon-Hull in the 1939-1945 Great War it was Saltend that experienced the first ever daylight raid to take place in the country. On […]