Which was the best shopping area in times gone by

Nostalgic photographs certainly promote plenty of debate in Hartlepool.

Ladies of the parish enjoying tea in the garden for Canon Burkes's Jubilee in St Mary's Church of The Immaculate Conception, Headland, Hartlepool.

Priest held mass as Hartlepool’s darkest day unfolded

A church which came through Hartlepool’s darkest day is at the centre of a restoration bid.

The greyhound stadium ,College of Further Education and Boilermakers Club, all pictured from the air.

Hartlepool in history - from the air

Sometimes it takes an aerial view to get a real feel of a place.

A view from the roof of the old Hartlepool College of Further Education building showing the Central Co-op store at the junction of Stockton Street and Park Road back in 1974.

The store with the best Santa in Hartlepool - unless you know better

What a collective set of memories you all have!

St. Mary's parish council member Bernadette Malcolmson with a wooden model of the church.  Picture by FRANK REID

Half-a-million pound Hartlepool church restoration campaign launched

A church with more than 160 years of history is in urgent need of repairs and Hartlepool people are being urged to play their part in its restoration.

The original 1970s photograph of the submerged forest which attracted all the interest.

The Hartlepool site that’s 7,000 years old

It is one of those wow moments.

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Jim Greathead.

Was Jim Hartlepool’s longest serving worker?

Jim Greathead was a Hartlepool history maker – unless of course you know better.

Pancake racing in 1990.

Doesn’t matter if it’s pancakes, egg and spoon or rafts - you just love a good race

We are a sporty lot in Hartlepool and Teesside and here’s a few reminders of readers getting into the thick of the action.

A white slide into town for cars on the bank from Hart towards Dunston Road.

Now that’s what you call a winter!

We’re basking in a relatively balmy plus-five degrees weather at the moment.

The Brus Arms.

Was this the best pub in Hartlepool?

Some of you loved a pint there. Others enjoyed a game of darts.

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Pools hero Ken Johnson scoring in front of 17,264 fans against Manchester United.

The Hartlepool heroes who scared the living daylights out of Man Utd

Sixty years on, it remains one of Hartlepoool United’s most famous days.

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The bus station pictured shortly before demolition work began in September 1993.

Who used the swing bridge - or got the bus from the old stand 2

The changing face of Hartlepool gets our attention this week. We’re asking Mail readers ‘who remembers these old town landmarks?’

The damage on the Central Estate.

The storm which left a Hartlepool road covered in boulders

We’re used to having extreme weather in recent years.

Graftons in Hartlepool.

A popular store for Hartlepool brides choosing their wedding dress

When it comes to shopping, the people of Hartlepool seem to love it.

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The Grapevine at the Gemini.

Queueing for a jacket potato inside the Gem

It was love at first sight when we asked you to cast your mind back to these Hartlepool nightspots.

Demolition starts on St Josephs convent.

Beeline coaches and going to The Gatsby

If football wasn’t your thing in 1978, there was plenty more to do in Hartlepool while Pools were making headlines in the FA Cup.

Billy Horner, Vince Barker, Eric McMordie and George Smith listen to the fourth round draw.

The day Bob Newton dumped Palace out of the FA Cup

It still ranks as one of Hartlepool United’s finest days.

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Do you remember the Graftons store in Hartlepool.

Who remembers these Hartlepool shops?

We are going on a retro shopping trip this week and asking for your help.

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The Tall Ships Races in Hartlepool.

The day the Tall Ships dream became real for Hartlepool

We all remember that fantastic weekend when around a million people came to Hartlepool for The Tall Ships races.

The  Shakespeare.

Raising a toast to a Hartlepool pub we all loved

Let’s raise a toast today to memories of a Hartlepool pub that you really loved.

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