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Hartlepool Historic Quay

Hartlepool Marina’s centrepiece is the award-winning Historic Quay – a faithful reproduction of an 18th century seaport portraying the exciting experience of what life was like at the time of Nelson and Trafalgar. Hartlepool Historic Quay is home to the Trincomalee – Europe’s oldest floating warship! The ship was restored …

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PSS Wingfield Castle History

Builder: 1934, W Gray & Co Ltd, Hartlepool. The Wingfield Castle was one of three sisters, the Tattershall Castle, the Wingfield Castle and the later Lincoln Castle, working the River Humber, prior to the building of the Humber Road Bridge. Built at the Hartlepool yards of William Gray & Company, …

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Zuiderdijk

Zuiderdijk (Id. No. 2724) – a freighter built in 1912 by William Gray & Co. Ltd. at Hartlepool, England – was operated by the Holland-America Line until 1918 at which time the pressing need of the United States for ships to transport men and material to the front in Europe forced …

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Hartlepool Golf Club

Visitors to the course are made most welcome. Hartlepool is a friendly club offering good golf, with lovely views, throughout the year. The golfer can enjoy a range of services; a resident Professional, a large practice area and excellent Club House facilities, including a dining room open all day. Hartlepool …

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Happy New PS2

First of all, a happy new year to everyone out there in cyberspace. I hope it was both as good and as raucous as mine was. Things have been pretty busy between the two festivals As I mentioned last week, between Christmas and New Year comes Mrs Hs birthday so …

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Tattershall Castle

Builder 1934, William Gray & Co Ltd, Hartlepool., Hartlepool History In 1934 William Gray & Company of West Hartlepool, built the Tattershall Castle for the London and North Eastern Railway Company (LNER), that was later amalgamated into British Rail. Built specifically for use as a passenger ferry on the River …

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Mill House Leisure Centre

A wide variety of sports facilities are available at this Council run facility, which lies in a central location on Raby Road. Two swimming pools, one to competition standards with a 57n metre indoor / outdoor water slide and three-stage diving facilities as well as a teaching pool. Excellent pool, sports …

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Fishing in Hartlepool

Hartlepool has established itself as one of the top wreck cod venues in the country. For sheer consistency of catches it proves hard to beat. The modern marina complex and has helped attract anglers from all corners of the UK. WHERE TO FISH The popular inshore marks along the coast …

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Church Street

Church Street is a hive of activity – crammed with bars and restaurants, Church Street attracts thousands of revellers every weekend. Fully restored to its former glory Church Street is full of beautiful architecture from back in the days when trams used to grace its streets. Home to Hartlepool’s railway …

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Seaton Carew

A splendid promenade connects the Marina with one of the Victorian’s favourite North-East resorts. Seaton Carew with its miles of broad golden sands and safe sheltered bathing is still the perfect venue for a traditional family day out at the seaside. Enjoy good flat beaches to fly kites and build …

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Summerhill

Summerhill is a unique Country Park. Set on the western edge of Hartlepool, the 100-acre site has been transformed from low-grade farmland into a Local Nature Reserve that is also an outdoor sports centre. At Summerhill you can enjoy many of the facilities free of charge, use as a venue for an …

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The Headland

Hartlepool Headland is formed on a peninsular of magnesium limestone which reaches into the North Sea. This geological make-up has created a coastline of mixed treasures. From golden sandy beach of the North Sands stroll along to the teeming rockpools towards the end of the peninsular where you might find …

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Norlina

Norlina (No. 1597), a freighter built as Harfleur in 1909 by William Gray & Co., Ltd, West Hartlepool, England, was renamed Georgiana in 1915; acquired at Baltimore by the Navy under bare boat charter from Garland S. S. Corp. of New York City 15 April 1918; renamed Norlina and commissioned …

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Quads 4 All

Quads ‘4’ All is situated in a pleasant rural setting an outdoor attraction with a difference. It will test the riding skills of boys and girls of all ages. We offer different sizes of quad bikes to suit any age group and three different types of tracks for childrens varying …

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Ward Jackson Park

Ward Jackson Park, Covering 8.1 hectares, is one of the most original in the North East region. Provided by public money in 1883 to commemorate one of Hartlepool’s greatest entrepreneurs, Ralph Ward Jackson, known simply to local people as ‘The Park’. The park is listed in the National Register of …

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Twas the night after Christmas

Well the Christmas season continues apace and Im having a pretty good one so far. Its been very relaxing and despite the phenomenal cost of everything Ive really enjoyed it. Just to prove that Im not a total curmudgeon I even wore a paper hat, pulled a cracker and blew …

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We Three Kings of Hartlepool are

Well merrily ding dong, come all ye faithful and jingle me bells; Christmas is once more hurtling towards us like a police car towards Church Street on a Friday night I write this pre-festive missive sitting here in the front room of my house which has been bedecked and festooned …

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Live on the Cleveland Riviera

Ive been suffering from a creeping malaise for the last couple of weeks a real lack of energy and no drive the old get up and go has got up and went. Ive just been a lethargic old curmudgeon (even worse than I usually am according to the current Mrs …

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Fat Old Wine Drinker Me

Home winemaking can be a lot of fun, at least thats what I thought 8 months ago when I started. Me and Mrs H. along with her sister Camella (cause when she yawns she sounds like a camel) decided that the cost of our drinking was spiralling out of control, …

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Mrs Headlander Speaks At Last

Well hello at last! Mrs Headlander here My miserable old other half is away this week visiting some friends in the horrible hinterlands of the South of England but hes left his laptop behind so Im standing in for him. First of all, let me tell you something about myself: …

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The Colour of Illness

Mrs Headlander has been ill all this week so Ive been cook, cleaner and nurse for her fetching and carrying all sorts of things to her sick bed. Three thumps on the ceiling seems to be the established code for me to rush to the foot of our stairs and …

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Contact Us

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About us

Established in 2000 we have grown to become one of the largest and most visited Hartlepool websites. Our aim was to help generate tourism and business into Hartlepool and help our residents find information about things to do, restaurants, local information and much more. We're now one of the largest …

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I’m a Hartlepudlian! Get me out of here!

Apparently theres someone from Hartlepool appearing in the latest series of Im a Celebrity. As any regular readers of this blog will know, I cant stand reality TV so Im proud to say that Ive never seen the show so I dont know the names of anyone appearing on it. …

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What do I get for ‘Er Indoors?

Thursday in Hartlepool and the Sun is shining, the sky is blue and the air is fresh. No moaning from me this week Im actually fairly happy for a change. Ive had a really quiet week – apart from yesterday when Mrs Headlanders sister asked me to put up some …

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Sleepless in Hartlepool

On Wednesday morning at 02:20 I woke up in a cold sweat. Had I been frightened by the Halloween ghosties Had I been grabbed by the ghoulies Well, no – the Flu vaccination jab I had on Monday was finally taking effect. I have the jab every year and each …

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A Kick in the Ghoulies

Halloween is nearly upon us again that time when little darlings all over the country knock on doors and ask you the dreaded question trick or treat. Just get in first and throw a bucket of water over them as soon as you open the door (please please please check …

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Woof Woof, Grrr Grrr, (KICK), Whimper Whimper

Whilst wandering aimlessly around town this week waiting for the pubs to open I was struck by the large number of (what look like to me) Pit Bull dogs out for a stroll with their owners. Im certain that the owners would tell me (if I dared to ask them), …

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While the Cat

Mrs Headlander has been away for a few days so I write this as a shaking, hungover wreck, sitting in my armchair with a handy bucket clenched between my knees. Meine Ubergruppenfuhrer decided some time ago that she needed to visit some old friends and that I should accompany her; …

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The XXX Factor

I was treated to ten whole minutes of the X Factor on my telly this week and it made me so angry I just had to write this polemic. Ill try and cheer up a bit next week! Pornography is defined as: The depiction of acts in a sensational manner …

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Bah Humbug from Bar Humbug

My local boozer, The Pint and Fight, can be a pretty strange place sometimes. Whilst the people are good, the beer is good and the staff are brilliant, the Landlord can be a miserable old so-and-so. Ive encountered this in other pubs as well breweries must either specifically select candidates …

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DIY?… DIY not more like!

Ill never understand women. Why is it that one minute they can be happily living in a perfectly nice, comfy house and the next minute they decide that the alcove next to the fireplace needs some shelving You ask tentatively Why do we need shelving, my sweetness and she replies …

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Music to my ears! and Bon Jovi

Over the last 7 days Ive started digitising all 500 or so of my CDs. Mrs H has bought me a big MP3 player and Ive been sat at the laptop feeding it my entire CD collection one by one. Playback is brilliant just plug it into the stereo and …

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Former Glories and New Attractions

Good news for Hartlepool? The Heugh Gun Battery is to be on the BBC Restoration Village program (Friday 8th September, BBC2, 9pm). If it gets through this heat it goes forward to the finals – with the chance of securing a sizeable grant to aid in its reconstruction. This could …

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I’m only 24 hrs from Stranton

At 2pm on Bank Holiday Monday I was watching TV and was drawn to an advert for a fantastic new deal for a mobile phone. Having lost mine somewhere during last weeks Marina drinking debacle I found myself picking up the telephone to dial the number shown to order this …

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My Drink Problem!

The current Mrs Headlander demanded that we do something different this week. I thought my luck was in and rushed to get the beard trimmer and moisturiser but she quickly set me right and said that what she actually wanted was a night out somewhere different for a change. I …

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Off The Rails Again! can anybody see sense?

This week has seen yet more disturbing news about the proposed rail link between Hartlepool and London. The last information we were all given was that the franchise for link had finally been awarded and a company called GCR were going to start running services later this year. (Hooray! Pop …

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Submerged Forest

Hartlepool Submerged Forest is a site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), which lies on the foreshore at Hartlepool, on the north-east coast of England. This stretches to the north and south of Newburn Bridge for approximately 400 metres. Hartlepool Bay seems an unlikely place for forest today however thousands of …

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Bombardment of Hartlepool Pictures

Hartlepool became the first place on mainland Britain to be bombed by the Germans. Over 100 people died as more than 1,000 shells rained down on the town for about 40 minutes from the three heavy cruisers Blucher, Seydlitz and Moltke which emerged from the mist shortly after 8am on …

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Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors History

Sooner or later most of us will need a solicitor. And who better to choose than a firm which has stood the test of time? Tilly Bailey & Irvine – is one of the North East’s leading full service legal practices. Today the firm has offices in York Chambers, York …

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History of Lamb’s Jeweller

THE mechanics of the clock, the name on the doorway and the reputation of the family run business, all remain the same as they did when Henry Lamb opened his jewellery shop 135 years ago. However, along with a change of location, there is one other notable alteration. Gone are …

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Owton Lodge Bowling Club

Are you looking for a new interest? Do you like being part of a team and having fun? If so, Owton Lodge Bowling Club could be the place for you. We are based next to the Owton Lodge Pub on Stockton Road. Formed in 1953, we are a small friendly …

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Clemenceau Pictures

Clemenceau (R 98), often affectionately called “le Clem”, was the lead ship of her class, and the 8th aircraft carrier of the French Navy, serving from 1961 to 1997. She was the second French warship to be named after Georges Clemenceau, the first one being a battleship of the Richelieu …

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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy for www.thisishartlepool.co.uk If you require any more information or have any questions about our privacy policy, please feel free to contact us by email at info@thisishartlepool.co.uk . At www.thisishartlepool.co.uk, the privacy of our visitors is of extreme importance to us. This privacy policy document outlines the types of …

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HMS Trincomalee

Britain’s oldest warship afloat! The wooden frigate – previously called HMS Foudroyant has become the symbol for Hartlepool and takes pride of place in the center of Hartlepool’s Historic Quay and Maritime Experience. HMS Trincomalee 1817 is berthed afloat at Hartlepool Historic Quay, where a major award-winning restoration and interpretation of the …

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