Steaming ahead with a new group for Hartlepool railway enthusiasts

Keen people - with a passion for railways and their history - have a new Hartlepool group to enjoy.

Cameron Hospital in Hartlepool.

The year of the rogue crow in Hartlepool

Who remembers the year when a rogue crow, a much-loved maternity unit and a rundown picture house made the news.

The Royal party arrives in town.

A year of positivity - and a Royal visitor - for Hartlepool

A sun-soaked celebration.

Having fun at Grapevine.

Get back to the 1990s with these Grapevine memories

Back to the 1990s this week for another look at the Grapevine Club.

Looking through the windows at the Royal display in Joannes.

A Right royal mix of shops in 1970s Hartlepool

We promised you another look at the shops of 1977 Hartlepool, and here it is.

The photograph which brought back all the memories.

Your memories of the Oxford Road shops

Who remembers the Oxford Road shops from 1989?

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Rob McKinnon breaks away from Lee Ellison.

Pools stars of the past and present graced the same game

It was past against present when two Hartlepool United teams went head to head in 1993.

The Friends of North Cemetery hand over work they have produced to the Central Library in Hartlepool. Pictured are, from the left, Irene Cross, Gary Allen, Diane Marlborough from the library, Graeme Barker, Jane Shaw and Joseph Pullman. Picture: TOM BANKS

Stunning books reveal a piece of Hartlepool history

New books detailing 55,000 people in a Hartlepool cemetery have been published by a dedicated group of researchers.

The G.Robinson shop in Oxford Road in 1991.

Can you recall these Hartlepool shops?

Anyone who lived in the Oxford Road area will remember these 1990s shops.

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Thorpe Maternity Hospital.

The Hartlepool dancers who performed after one day together

A maternity hospital was in the news in the 1980s as campaigners fought to save it.

The crowds having a great time at the 1986 roadshow.

Seaton Carew Radio 1 roadshow had a “fantastic atmosphere” said one very happy fan

Just over 30 years ago, thousands of people packed into Seaton to be part of a national event.

Wynyard Road shops in 1983.

Scrumptious fish and chips from Queenies in Wynyard Road

From Queenies the fish shop to Stalleys the sweet shop - what a fantastic set of reminders we had of Wynyard Road shops more than 30 years ago.

Peter Rhoden.

He persuaded a ref to award a goal against him - and was voted man of the match!

The word sporting applied perfectly to goalkeeper Peter Rhoden in 1993.

Lenny Johnrose in action.

Youth shone in a fine away-day victory at Bradford

Youth was given its chance in the last game of the season for Pools - having secured league safety a week earlier.

Walkways on the Clavering Park project, in 1992.

The changing face of Clavering - photos from the 80s and 90s

The changing face of Clavering gets our attention in this week’s Retro Mail.

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Gingham's Restaurant.

Was this Hartlepool restaurant the best ever?

A former Hartlepool restaurant brought back lots of happy memories for former staff and customers alike.

The Royal rehearsal in 1977, with Susan Abram and George Stewart stepping in to play the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh.

The Hartlepool teenagers who got to be Royalty for a day!

What a right Royal day that was!

Her Majesty the Queen pictured passing Binns during a royal walkabout in the town centre back in 1977.

Hartlepool’s early risers queued from 6am for the Queen’s visit

It’s 40 years ago this year that a Royal visitor came to Hartlepool and the crowds came out in their thousands.

Players and fans celebrate together after a memorable day.

What a day as Pools clinch a play-off place

It was Shear delight for Hartlepool United as they made the Third Division play-offs in 2002.

Are you among the crowds at the roadshow?

Remembering the roadshow at Seaton - with pictures not seen for 30 years

It had everything from games to goodies as well as lots of celebrity DJs.

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