On May 3rd, 1941, a lone German aircraft dropped a single bomb onto the Wilkinson’s Lemonade Factory in North Shields. At the time of the attack, the factory basement was used as an air raid shelter. Over 100 men, women and children lost their lives in the disaster. It was the worst World War II bombing incident in the North East.
This film was produced to both commemorate those who lost their lives in the disaster and to thank the local usung heroes and heroines who risked their lives to rescue others.