Amazing archive photos show Hartlepool life in 1922

Queues of people with barrows and pushchairs beseige a gas works in the early hours of the morning to buy coke.
Queues of people with barrows and pushchairs beseige a gas works in the early hours of the morning to buy coke.

Our archives have come up with these wonderful images from the days when Northern Daily Mail photos were kept on glass plates.

We’ve kept a reminder of life in Hartlepool stretching back up to 100 years ago.

Hartlepool Boys cricket team from around 1922.

Hartlepool Boys cricket team from around 1922.

Our first picture shows Hartlepool Boys cricket team from around 1922.

Next is the scene when West Hartlepool was named the Jubilee Town and received its Charter of Incorporation. This picture shows citizens celebrating in Lynn Street outside the Star Hotel.

Third is a remarkable scene showing queues of people with barrows and pushchairs. They are pictured at the gas works in the early hours of the morning to buy coke.

Lastly, a farmer ploughs the fields near Hart Village.

Ploughing the fields near Hart Village.

Ploughing the fields near Hart Village.

To tell us more about times gone by, email chris.cordner@jpress.co.uk

The jubilee summer when West Hartlepool received its Charter of Incorporation. Citizens are pictured celebrating in Lynn Street, outside the Star Hotel.

The jubilee summer when West Hartlepool received its Charter of Incorporation. Citizens are pictured celebrating in Lynn Street, outside the Star Hotel.