Service remembers air raid casualties

Published: Friday 10th April 2015 by The News Editor

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Those who died in Hull air raids during World War II are to be remembered at a special service next month.

The city’s Northern Cemetery will stage the memorial service on Wednesday, 6 May.

Reverend Stephen Whaley will lead the event, which is available to everyone and is expected to run for 30-60 minutes.

Hull was one of the worst-hit British cities in the German bombings. The National Picture Theatre, for example, was reduced to ruins in the Blitz after being bombed in a German raid on the adjacent docks during March 1941.

Only its facade, which was kept boarded up, survived the raid.

The theatre was awarded listed heritage status in 2007.

Several local dignitaries will be in attendance. These will include Mary Glew, a city councillor, Admiral of the Humber and Kingston upon Hull’s Lord Mayor.

She will convey a special message of remembrance and condolence to the Hull people who perished during the wartime raids.

In addition, former Armed Forces personnel will be there as well as officials from St John’s Ambulance, Humberside Fire and Rescue and Humberside Police.

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Published: Friday 10th April 2015 by The News Editor

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