Festive fun and games are focus of vintage 1950s snaps

Hartlepool youngsters enjoy a Christmas party in the 1950s. Are you in the crowd?
Hartlepool youngsters enjoy a Christmas party in the 1950s. Are you in the crowd?
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A cracker of a Christmas is being celebrated by Hartlepool folk in these pictures from the past.

“I unearthed the photos from the depths of our archives; most haven’t been seen for years,” said Mail archivist Susan Swinney.

A Christmas tree takes centre stage in a Hartlepool amateur dramatics show in the 1950s. Do you recognise anyone?

A Christmas tree takes centre stage in a Hartlepool amateur dramatics show in the 1950s. Do you recognise anyone?

“Sadly, there are few - if any - details known about the snaps. If people can put names to faces, we’d love to hear from them.”

Among today’s collection are photos of youngsters at two Christmas parties during the 1950s, as well as party for pensioners.

There is also a snap of a mystery amateur dramatics group in the 1950s, where a Christmas tree appears to be taking centre stage.

* Do you recognise anyone? If these photos have brought back memories, email sarah.stoner@jpress.co.uk and we will share your stories on our Letters Page.

Youngsters enjoy a cracker of a Christmas party in the 1950s.

Youngsters enjoy a cracker of a Christmas party in the 1950s.

The older generation enjoys some festive fun in Hartlepool in the 1950s.

The older generation enjoys some festive fun in Hartlepool in the 1950s.