Single or return .... we want your memories of Hartlepool’s bus services

They were the days when cries of ‘tickets please’ rang out on buses.


Watch: Slideshow of Hartlepool and East Durham school prom memories

GCSE exam season is nearly over - meaning that prom time is just around the corner.

Watch: Slideshow of pictures from past Greatham Feasts

Today marks the start of an annual tradition dating back more than 500 years.

Recognise the ladies in this shot?

A Feast of memories from Greatham

An incredible 556 years of history tells you how important Greatham Feast is.

Can you identify the people in this 1986 Greatham Feast photograph.

Scorching memories of Hartlepool’s sunny events

We’re certainly noticing the summer sun this week.

A scene from newly-digitalised 1962 documentary The Coast of Commerce.

Watch: Archive footage of North-East's coastal heritage is dusted down after more than 50 years

Archive footage of the North-East’s coastal heritage has been dusted down and made public more than half a century after it was first broadcast.

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The 29th St Lukes brownies are all smiles as they hand over the money they raised.

Back in time for this photo of the Brownies

Ah, such sweet memories! We cast your minds back to 1988 and a photograph of the 29th Hartlepool St Luke’s Brownies.

All of the relatives together.

The Hartlepool family photo which made a dream come true

A grateful reader has thanked the Hartlepool Mail after his family history research took another wonderful twist.

Having so much fun at the barrel push.

Let’s raise a toast to some Cameron’s Brewery memories

Let’s raise a toast to these memories of times gone by at Cameron’s Brewery in Hartlepool.

Some of the class of 94 at Ward Jackson Primary.

Wonderful memories of Ward Jackson Primary

Were you a Ward Jackson Primary School pupil from 1994?

The West View Majestic Coronets at a competition at the Old Friarage in 1989.

The happy family of the West View Majestic Coronets

Fab memories and great times. That’s what you thought about our photograph of the West View Majestic Coronets jazz band in Hartlepool.

England player Nathan Doyle came under pressure from three opponents at the Victoria Park clash.

That winning feeling for Hartlepool in 2004

It was the year when England took on their closest rival – and Hartlepoool emerged as the winner.

Binns had lots of bargains in 1978.

Bargains galore for the discerning 1978 Hartlepool shopper

Bourbon creams to spanish satsumas - the discerning customer could pick up plenty of bargains in Hartlepool in 1978.

Wacky fun on the obstacle course in 1995.

Fun in the sun at Hartlepool Show

The current weather may not be the best advert for summer.

The hot water queue at Seaburn.

A cup of Rosie Lee by the Sunderland seaside - and don’t forget the teapot

In days gone by, vehicles packed with families would head for the seaside.

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The Sweet and Savoury fundraiser.

A three-legged winner at Sweet and Savoury for charity in 1995

We raised plenty of smiles with our reminder of a 1995 fundraiser in Hartlepool.

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Maureen Brown from the National and Provincial Building Society in Hartlepool, with an old halfpenny.

Harking back to the halfpenny and remembering Slix at the Red Lion

Penny for your thoughts? Well, a halfpenny at least as we head back to 1984.

The West View Highlanders.

Musical memories of the Highlanders, Emeralds and Black and Whites

The jazz band scene is alive and kicking in Hartlepool.


A trip down memory lane through Sunderland’s parks

If you go down to the park today, you’re sure of a big surprise.

The Union Jacks in 1992.

Flying the flag for the Union Jacks

We definitely struck a chord with readers when we headed back 25 years with the Hartlepool Union Jacks jazz band.

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