W Hartlepool Ww1 - a Memory of West View.
My father, Maurice Arthur (1902-1982), was the son of the GP, W. B. Arthur, in Wingate. He kept a daily diary from 1917 to 1982. There are many entries regarding Hartlepool, WW1 and the Durham Minefields. However, in 1918 he states (040218) "Hartlepool Tank gets £803,421". Then on 090218 he states, "Tank No 130, total to 4 pm. £2,200,000". And there are other references.
These refer to a lot of money in those days. Were they some kind of War Effort? I wonder if any local historian can tell me what these "tanks" were?
A memory shared by on Jun 15th, 2008. Send Roland Arthur a message
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