A selection of photographs and documents kindly shared with this project by Mr. & Mrs. John and Hazel Brooker.
The Herring brothers John Frankland (Jack), and Kip (Alfred) sometime in the 1930s. Jack served on H.M.S. Dorsetshire, and was present during the hunt for the German battleship Bismarck. He was later killed when the Dorsetshire was bombed and sunk by Japanese aircraft in the Indian Ocean, in 1942.More detail »
The Herbert family children outside their home at No.9 Portland Street, Longhill, West Hartlepool, taken sometime in the late 1890s or eraly 1900s. At the back is the eldest child Bella, holding baby Elizabeth and the tall boy next to her is Tommy, who was killed during the Frirst World War.
The names of the other children are Dot, Cilla, Danny (who later ran a newspaper kiosk in Church Street), Marshall and Derick.