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Youngsters tuck in to some festive fayre in Hartlepool during the 1950s.
Youngsters tuck in to some festive fayre in Hartlepool during the 1950s.
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Christmas festivities in the 1950s are once again the focus of Memory Lane - from trees to parties and festive fayre.

“One of today’s photos shows the town’s traditional Christmas tree being wrestled into place,” said Mail archivist Susan Swinney.

Christmas flowers being presented to a mystery lady in the 1950s.

Christmas flowers being presented to a mystery lady in the 1950s.

“The tree was a present from Norway, due to our shared links in the timber trade, and was traditionally sited in front of Wesley Church.

“Most of the photos we have of the tree also feature the much-mourned Binns store. Apparently, the tree was lit each year on December 19.”

Also featured today is a mystery Christmas party for children, as well as Christmas flowers being presented to an unknown woman.

“If people can put names to faces, we’d love to hear from them,” said Susan.

A Crosby Homes Christmas party for the older generation of Hartlepool.

A Crosby Homes Christmas party for the older generation of Hartlepool.

* Look out for more festive photos from the 1950s soon.

A crane at work pulling the annual Christmas tree into place outside Binns.

A crane at work pulling the annual Christmas tree into place outside Binns.