A Right royal mix of shops in 1970s Hartlepool

Looking through the windows at the Royal display in Joannes.
Looking through the windows at the Royal display in Joannes.
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We promised you another look at the shops of 1977 Hartlepool, and here it is.

Forty years on, we thought we would remind you of some of the traders who were around in the year that the Queen paid a visit to the town.

Marjorie and Albert Kingston of the Melbourne Hotel  and their model of the royal yacht Britannia.

Marjorie and Albert Kingston of the Melbourne Hotel and their model of the royal yacht Britannia.

How about Joannes in the shopping centre, which had a special window display for the Royal visitor?

In York Road, there was Snell Domestic Appliances, Bill Nugent And Son, which described itself as ‘friendly furnishers’, and Ian’s Hair Stylist.

Cliff Reynolds sold outboard motors in Whitby Street and DA Scott was a jewellers in Church Street.

John S Rae was an Audi dealer in Park Road, and Rentons the jewellers were in Victoria Road – selling silver jubilee items to tie in with the Queen’s visit.

Johns Domestic Supplies in York Road could provide you with the latest music centre or stereo cassette decks. Tates had bases in the Middleton Grange shopping centre as well as Yoden Way in Peterlee and they sold everything from portable battery radios to fridges and freezers.

Or how about a trip to Regent Travel in York Road where you could book up on a holiday.

The Melbourne Hotel in Stockton Road made its own version of Her Majesty’s Yacht Britannia for the big visit. Whatever the occasion, Royal or otherwise, Flair For Hair in Stockton Road could help you look your best.

And you could get along to George Shields’ timber centre in Whitby Street to solve all your DIY problems.

Lastly, who remembers Ron Richardsons, which was holding a jubilee sale in York Road, selling brocades, curtains, and carpets of all varieties.

What are your memories of the shops of 1970s Hartlepool? Email chris.cordner@jpress.co.uk