Fish Quay photographs on display in Hartlepool’s Headland Library

Dave Oliver pictured with his collection of photographs that are on display at the Headland library.
Dave Oliver pictured with his collection of photographs that are on display at the Headland library.

THIS collection of photographs from in and around the Fish Quay went down a storm when they were on display two years ago - and now they are back on show once again.

The photographs, which were all taken and belong to Hartlepool man Dave Oliver, are on display at Headland Library, in Middlegate.

Staff said people flocked from outside the town to see the display last time it was up in the library, so they were obviously delighted when Dave got back in touch to see if they wanted to exhibit the photographs again.

Dave, 59, a dad-of-one who lives in Hart Station, said: “I just love the Fish Quay, I always have done so a while ago I got all of the photographs blown up and they went on display in the library.”

Dave, who doesn’t work because of injuries suffered in a car accident 20 years ago, added: “I was delighted when library staff told me how popular the exhibition was last time around so not so long ago I got in touch and asked them if they wanted to put them back on display.”

Colleagues at the library are now hoping the display proves a success once again.

Margaret Dixon, library officer, said: “So far we haven’t had too many people in but we haven’t advertised it at all so nobody really knows the photographs are here.

“Hopefully now we will get people coming in again and showing as much interest as they did last time.”

Margaret said a lot of residents cast their eyes over the photographs from years gone by in the hope they can spot friends and relatives.

“Last time we had a lot of people coming in because they were told that their uncle or good friend or whoever was in one of the photographs,” added Margaret.

“I think it’s a lovely collection, we are extremely grateful to Mr Oliver for letting us use them once again.”

The library is open on a Tuesday and Friday from 10am-6pm but closes for lunch from 1pm-2pm.

It also opens on a Saturday from 10am-1pm.