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Old Pictures of Seaton Carew

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

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 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

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

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

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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Old Pictures of Hartlepool

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

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

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

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

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

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 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, 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

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 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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Hartlepool Art Gallery

Hartlepool Art Gallery, opened in 1996 (the year of Visual Arts), is situated in a stunning and beautifully restored Victorian church – Built 1854 by architect E.B.Lamb. Hartlepool Art Gallery and Tourist Information Centre is located at Church Square, Hartlepool – within a minutes walk from Hartlepool Railway Station and close to …

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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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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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