The Hartlepool factory which was decades ahead of its time

A caring father - with a daughter suffering from brittle bones - started an industry which would have a huge effect on Hartlepool’s history.

Children's toy stamps issued by the Royal Mail

Stickle Bricks, Action Man and Spirograph stamps among new Royal Mail issue featuring classic children's toys

Royal Mail has launched a series of stamps commemorating famous British children's toys from the last 100 years.
The Saxon in 1983.

Cheers! Thanks for your memories of the Saxon

This atmospheric shot of a former Hartlepool pub had many of you looking back in time.

Janna, Justine and Rachel enjoy their day.

Here are the bear facts - 1995 memories of the Brinkburn Teddy Bears Picnic

Aww how cute! Who remembers the Brinkburn Parent and Toddler Group Teddy Bears Picnic in Hartlepool?

Andy Capp exhibition at Hartlepool Museum

Hats off to Andy Capp: Cartoon layabout created by Hartlepool’s Reg Smythe turns 60

Raise a glass of ale and say happy birthday to Andy Capp!

Bert offers a prayer before setting off on his ride.

Bert’s big moment in the Hartlepool Show spotlight

Bert Sharples was very well versed in how to put on a show.

Dennis Wake was a 19-year-old when he served on HMS Active.

Hartlepool Falklands veteran in emotional reunion with old shipmates

A Hartlepool man has been reunited with his former Falklands conflict colleagues for the first time in 35 years.

The Stranton pictured in 1986.

Was this Hartlepool’s busiest pub on a weekend?

Was this the busiest pub in Hartlepool on a weekend?

Indie band New Order.

August 15, 1984: Indie legends New Order play Sunderland's Mayfair Suite

August 15 marks 33 years since indie legends New Order played a surprise gig at Sunderland's Mayfair Suite.
Snow White and the seven dwarfs at the Headland Carnival fancy dress event in 2011.

Carnival time! Here’s your thoughts on Hartlepool’s colourful event

It’s carnival time!

A busy day at Seaton Carew with the funfair doing well

Do you remember Hartlepool’s Hartbeats, coal docks and 1950s new house building?

A nostalgic look back into the changing face of Hartlepool over the years is brought to life in a new DVD.

Binns in Hartlepool.

Get your flaky pastry here! Bargains in 1970s Hartlepool

Shopping trends change down the years and so do the shops that supply them.

The Square Ring in Hartlepool.

Good pub, great clientele and top hits on the jukebox ... memories of the Square Ring in Hartlepool

We raise a toast to Hartlepool Mail readers who told us more about the Square Ring.

Avid football fan John Dawson surrounded by match memorabilia.

Is this Hartlepool man Britain’s biggest football fan?

Football superfan John Dawson is all set for another season of clocking up the miles in his 58th year of watching matches galore.

A ship heads down the slipway at Gray's.

Former apprentice remembers his Hartlepool shipyard days

Former Hartlepool man Barrie Oxtoby may not live in the town these days but it hasn’t dimmed his memory of his fledgling years in the shipyards.

Guides from Hartlepool and Japan exchange badges.

Were you one of the Hartlepool Guides at this international event?

So many friendships are forged in the Brownies and Guides and it was certainly the case for this lot in 1989.

The former Grays shipyard in Hartlepool.

Hartlepool shipyard trainee remembers those times vividly

Shipyards played a huge part in Hartlepool’s history for decades.

The old 7th Hartlepool Boys Brigade photograph which attracted all the interest.

Super 70s memories of a Hartlepool table tennis team

A Hartlepool man has come up with loads of answers after we asked for help to identify the faces in this old photograph.

Margaret Bell takes a look at the Lowry drawing.

Remembering Lowry: When the master of the matchstick men came to Hartlepool

The man behind the matchstick men certainly created a stir in Hartlepool around 40 years ago.

The Arrival pictured in 2008.

Who remembers these Hartlepool bands of note?

From time to time, we like to take a look back at local bands who have graced the town scene.

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