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A stunning memorial has been unveiled in the North sea-port town of Hartlepool to mark 100 years since the town was bombarded by German warships in World War One. Tobermore are very proud to be involved in this moving tribute to those who lost their lives in the atrocity in 1914. The world class paving and walling manufacturer have supplied a wonderful selection of block paving products for the new Bombardment Memorial which was designed and constructed by Hartlepool Council.

Hartlepool marked the occasion with a day of civic and community events organised by Hartlepool Council in partnership with the Heugh Gun Battery Trust. The highlight of the Centenary commemorations was the revealing of the Bombardment Memorial, overlooking the sea, in a beautiful ceremony from the Lord-Lieutenant of County Durham, Sue Snowdon.

Hartlepool’s Mayor, Stephen Akers-Belcher noted, “The bombardment of Hartlepool was an event of massive significance, not only locally but nationally…It is especially poignant that descendants of the civilians who were killed will be taking part in the day, together with representatives of the military organisations which lost personnel."

Hartlepool Council’s choice of Tobermore paving products for this landscaped area is the perfect accompaniment to the inspiring monuments at the Bombardment Memorial and the tranquil sea-side surroundings. Tobermore’s fabulous Fusion block paving in sparkling Silver, Graphite and Rose are featured on the memorial grounds and have helped create a very striking, yet soft look.

Emulating traditional natural granite, Fusion's premium exposed aggregates and wide range of modular sizes and colour options, allow for the creation of eye-catching visual effects through the clever use of laying patterns. Fusion block paving can be easily incorporated on any type of landscaping project.

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"We all have a different market place and have to cut the cloth accordingly , I have never being one for throwing my dummy out of the pram if i can't get the price i need i find you only have two choices sometimes . 
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Sean Clarke replied to Darren's discussion New Start Up Venture
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Sean Clarke replied to Darren's discussion New Start Up Venture
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Kris Baker replied to Darren's discussion New Start Up Venture
"I agree and what I was trying to say "I wouldn't want to do it on the prospect of £50K turnover ... but, starting out, you could". 
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