Chalking up class memories of bygone Hartlepool schools

A Lynnfield school class pic from around 1953. Among thise pictured are: Raymond Long, Mickey Mole, Roger Wilson, Alan Bradshaw, Colin Railton, Terry Winship, Lol Ray and Mickey Newton.

A Lynnfield school class pic from around 1953. Among thise pictured are: Raymond Long, Mickey Mole, Roger Wilson, Alan Bradshaw, Colin Railton, Terry Winship, Lol Ray and Mickey Newton.

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Today we go back to the blackboard to chalk up memories of lessons from the past.

Among the photos featured is a shot of German students at Brierton Comprehensive during an exchange visit in the 1980s.

Three German students pictured at Brierton Comprehensive School during an exchange visit in the 1980s.

Three German students pictured at Brierton Comprehensive School during an exchange visit in the 1980s.

A photo taken at Lynnfield School in around 1953 is also shown, together with a sporty one from West Hartlepool Secondary Technical School in 1949.

“The Tech’s football team won the Schools Senior League Shield and Cup in 1948-49,” said Mail archivist Susan Swinney.

Our final photo today shows a student examining a skull at a Hartlepool school in the 1950s - but mystery surrounds which school.

“I discovered this rather gruesome shot among our plate glass negatives. Can anyone help solve the puzzle?” said Susan.

I discovered this rather gruesome shot among our plate glass negatives. Can anyone help solve the puzzle?

Photographic archivist Susan Swinney
A rather gruesome display on show in a science classroom at a Hartlepool school in the 1950s - but mystery surrounds which school. Do you know?

A rather gruesome display on show in a science classroom at a Hartlepool school in the 1950s - but mystery surrounds which school. Do you know?

West Hartlepool Secondary Technical School football team. Winners of the Schools Senior League Shield and Cup 1948-49. Among the players are: R H Winspear, T S Wilkinson, D Scott, C W Pitt, B Bell, G Newton, B R G Houseman and Mr G W Churchward (coach).'front row M K Stokes, J Rayment, B W Fagan,  L Carroll, T G Foster, D S White, F Ryder, W Young and A Wiliamson.

West Hartlepool Secondary Technical School football team. Winners of the Schools Senior League Shield and Cup 1948-49. Among the players are: R H Winspear, T S Wilkinson, D Scott, C W Pitt, B Bell, G Newton, B R G Houseman and Mr G W Churchward (coach).'front row M K Stokes, J Rayment, B W Fagan, L Carroll, T G Foster, D S White, F Ryder, W Young and A Wiliamson.