It was the first time that Hedon had experienced such a terrifying attack. The Zeppelin had been undetected in the night and it struck with no warning about 1am in the morning on 22nd August 1917.
Fortunately there were no casualties. However, the bombing completely destroyed the Primitive Methodist Chapel that had stood on Baxter Gate since 1873.
The attack was part of a series of raids over the Midlands and the North East coast on the 21st and 22nd August 1917.
There were over 50 Zeppelin raids on Britain during the Great War (1914-18), claiming the lives of more than 500 people.