Hartlepool in history - from the air

The greyhound stadium ,College of Further Education and Boilermakers Club, all pictured from the air.
The greyhound stadium ,College of Further Education and Boilermakers Club, all pictured from the air.

Sometimes it takes an aerial view to get a real feel of a place.

So here’s some views of Hartlepool down the years, but from the sky.

An aerial view of Hartlepool town centre.

An aerial view of Hartlepool town centre.

The first, from an unknown date, shows Binns, Christ Church and the town centre. Who remembers this view and can you point out any other buildings?

A second shows the old greyhound stadium, Hartlepool College of Further Education and the Boilermakers Club which have all been demolished or rebuilt.

The third is from the 1930s and the Binns sign is clearly visible. So is Christ Church and the old bus station.

And lastly, can you identify any buildings in this aerial view of the docks, including the Grays shipbuilders offices and the Lynn Street buildings?

A late 1930s view of Hartlepool town centre.

A late 1930s view of Hartlepool town centre.

Email chris.cordner@jpress.co.uk

An aerial view of  Jackson, Coal, Union and Central Docks with Grays shipbuilders offices also pictured.

An aerial view of Jackson, Coal, Union and Central Docks with Grays shipbuilders offices also pictured.