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Hartlepool Gallery

Welcome to This is Hartlepool’s image gallery. We have 100’s of pictures both old and new for you to browse through.

 

Take a trip back to Hartlepool past and browse through our Old Pictures of Hartlepool, or jump right to the future and view pictures of the £60 million pound Hartlepool Marina.

 

See how Hartlepool defended itself from enemy attack at the Heugh Battery and see what happened when under attack in the bombartment of Hartlepool gallery.

 

We also welcome all submissions and would love to show your pictures here – please get in touch if you have any we can display!

 

You can also view an excellent collection of images showing the construction of Hartlepool Power Station.

Old Pictures of Seaton Carew

seaton marine hotel 1932

Seaton Carew is the coastal resort for Stockton and Hartlepool and is named after a Norman French family called Carou. Like many coastal places on the neighbouring coast it was a small fishing town but grew in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries with the rising popularity of health resorts. Seaton …

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Hartlepool Dock Rock Festival 1986

Hartlepool Dock Rock (5)

Long before music festivals like Reading and Leeds became the place for everyone to go and watch live music Hartlepool held it’s own 3 day festival called Dock Rock in 1986. Hartlepool dock rock attracted around 10,000 people and had the likes of  Madness, Dr and The Medics, The Wailers, …

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Bailes Garage

Bailes Garage (13)

Bailes Garage can still be found in Hartlepool today – now known as Hart Lane Motor Port, opposite Serpentine Gardens / Thornhill Gardens. The garage was home to Hartlepool’s first petrol pump and serviced cars and motor cycles (Motor Cycles being much more popular in those days).

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Old Pictures of Hartlepool

cameron hospital 1905

Hartlepool was originally two towns, the ancient town of Hartlepool ‘Old Hartlepool’, known locally as the Headland, and the more recent ‘West Hartlepool’. They amalgamated in 1967 to form what is now the single entity known as Hartlepool.

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Old Pictures of Hartlepool

grand hotel 1920

Surrounded on three sides by the sea, the Magnesium Limestone headland or peninsula called the Heugh at Hartlepool is more familiarly known as Old Hartlepool.

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Trincomalee Pictures

Trincomalee 8

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. You can come and visit the Trincomalee and climb aboard to see what it was like to captain a …

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Gallery of images – building the nuclear power station

Reactor Hall excavation - summer 1969

Building Hartlepool nuclear power station is a collection of over a hundred images taken during the construction of the Reactor Hall Building and the construction of the two pre-stressed concrete Pressure Vessels which contain the reactors and boilers. The images date from summer 1969 – summer 1972 Building of the power …

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Old Pictures of Hartlepool

Inside Birks Cafe and Commercial Hotel. Copyright Douglas Ferriday

Surrounded on three sides by the sea, the Magnesium Limestone headland or peninsula called the Heugh at Hartlepool is more familiarly known as Old Hartlepool.

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Old Pictures of Hartlepool

One of the 1st Commercial flights from West Hartlepool (Seaton Carew) to Hull on March 26th 1919, carried 3 pasengers in a Blackburn kangaroo (ex long range bomber).

Hartlepool was originally two towns, the ancient town of Hartlepool ‘Old Hartlepool’, known locally as the Headland, and the more recent ‘West Hartlepool’. They amalgamated in 1967 to form what is now the single entity known as Hartlepool.

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Wind Turbine Pictures

Wind Turbine 5

The Wind Turbines – Near Elwick, Hart & Dalton Villages were a love it or hate it sight on Hartlepool’s skyline when first installed.

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Church Street Pictures

Church Street Taken in 2004

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. You can see our old pictures of Church Street in our Gallery too!

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The Headland Pictures

Headland by Steve Bell

In prehistoric times Hartlepool’s headland is thought to have been an isolated tidal island covered by thick forests. In the nineteenth century during excavation of the adjacent marshy area called the Slake, trunks of trees from the ancient forest were found embedded in the clay along with antlers and the …

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Seaton Carew Pictures

Seaton Bus Station

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. See also: Old Pictures of Seaton Carew.  

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Summerhill Pictures

Summerhill Boulder

Summerhill is a 100 – acre site on the edge of Hartlepool being transformed for the benefit of conservation and outdoor sports.

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Ward Jackson Park Pictures

Ward Jackson Park Lake

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.    

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Hartlepool Marina Pictures

Historic Quay at night

Hartlepool Marina is one of the most modern Marina facilities in Europe. Featuring one of Europe’s biggest boat hoists and attracting hundreds of vessels, the £60 million Marina is Hartlepool’s most alluring and relaxing location.

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Heugh Battery Pictures

Heugh Battery

Heugh Battery and its sister sites were first conceived in the wake of the Napoleonic Wars to protect the important port and ship building centre of Hartlepool from attack by sea. Pictures with thanks to the Heugh Battery trust. You can find out more about visiting the Heugh Battery here. …

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Gallery of images 2 – building the nuclear power station

Slipforming operations continue

Building Hartlepool nuclear power station is a collection of over a hundred images taken during the construction of the Reactor Hall Building and the construction of the two pre-stressed concrete Pressure Vessels which contain the reactors and boilers. The images date from summer 1969 – summer 1972  

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Gallery of images 3 – building the nuclear power station

Completed main towers with slipforming of mini-towers at the top

Building Hartlepool nuclear power station is a collection of over a hundred images taken during the construction of the Reactor Hall Building and the construction of the two pre-stressed concrete Pressure Vessels which contain the reactors and boilers. The images date from summer 1969 – summer 1972  

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Gallery of images 4 – building the nuclear power station

Night-shift slipforming (concrete gang, carpenters, steelfixers, welder)

Building Hartlepool nuclear power station is a collection of over a hundred images taken during the construction of the Reactor Hall Building and the construction of the two pre-stressed concrete Pressure Vessels which contain the reactors and boilers. The images date from summer 1969 – summer 1972  

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Bombardment of Hartlepool Pictures

Moor Terrace 1914

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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Clemenceau Pictures

Clemenceau (1)

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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