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Nelson the tank (4)

What we know about this image :

Taken in February 1918 to open 'tank week' where people were encouraged to buy war bonds. A record breaking £2,367,333 was raised in the Hartlepools.

Beside the tank is a board which appears to be declaring the amount raised in other towns among them: Liverpool, Sheffield, Leeds, Preston, Sunderland and The Potteries. 

On the left is the mayor of Hartlepool, then the Dowager Lady Londonderry and the Mayor and Mayoress of West Hartlepool.

HHT&N 542

Date (of image) : 4/2/1918

Part of the "Library" collection


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