A book containing poems, drawings and messages from soldiers of the First World War has been discovered in an attic in Hartlepool.
Now mother and daughter Joanne Grylls and Jade Dawson say they want to find out more about the soldiers who feature in it. Watch Kenny Toal's report here.
Thousands of school pupils will visit First World War battlefields this year to mark the Centenary of the out break of the Great War.
The Government is making more than five million pounds available to help fund some of the trips.
Kenny Toal travelled to France and Belgium with one group of pupils from Excelsior Academy in Newcastle.
At 8 a.m. on December 16th 1914 three German battlecruisers opened fire on the town of Hartlepoool.
One hundred and twenty seven people were killed. The youngest was just two years old.
In Kenny Toal's special report he speaks to surviving relatives who recount the terror of the first enemy action on British soil during the Great War and its legacy on our region.
A replica of a trench from the front line has been designed by students from Cleveland College of Art and Design.
The trench, which is part of a project called Remembering Our War, is completely portable and will tour schools and, its hoped, it will bring history to life.