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Frankie & Bennys

The instantly recognisable red neon sign and warm inviting interior will ease you into the Frankie & Benny’s experience before you can take your coat off! In typical stateside fashion, great service at Frankie & Benny’s is second to none. Nothing is too much trouble for our obliging and friendly …

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History of the HMS Trincomalee

In 1812 a set of plans for two new Leda Class Frigates were drawn up in England. Why a frigate? Frigates were light, fast and agile warships that generally concentrated their firepower on one deck. In terms of both firepower and armour they were no match for a ship of the …

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Hartlepool Town Hall Theatre

Visit the ever popular Town Hall Theatre, where performances, be it theatre, variety, music, comedy or dance, indulge enthusiastic audiences The Box Office The Box Office is situated in Hartlepool Art Gallery & Tourist Information Centre – Church Square, Hartlepool, TS24 7EQ. Telephone 01429 890 000 Tickets for shows at …

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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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Hartlepool Marina

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. High fashion, waterside restaurants and romantic promenades may be more characteristic of a continental port, …

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PSS Wingfield Castle

Built in Hartlepool by William Gray & Co. for the London and North Eastern Railway as a passenger and vehicle ferry over the Humber estuary between Hull and New Holland. ‘Wingfield Castle’ had a busy life. She worked hard and gave her best. Having served well she was put aside …

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Camerons Brewery

The Lion Brewery has been established in Hartlepool for over 150 years and has been the home to Camerons since 1865. Brewery Tours are available Tuesday to Sunday, where visitors can see how Camerons beers are made. People are invited to meet the faces behind the beer, ask questions and …

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Where the name Hartlepool came from

There are many suggestions as to how the name Hartlepool came about, listed below are some of these suggestions: Its seems certain that the name ‘Hartlepool’ was derived from ‘harts’ (Stags or Deer) and water. Bede refers to is as ‘the place where harts drink’. The Headland was called Heruteu, …

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Bombardment of Hartlepool

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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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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