MEMORY LANE: A ticket to ride to the past

ON THE BUSES: A bus pictured in York Road - date unknown. Can you provide a date?
ON THE BUSES: A bus pictured in York Road - date unknown. Can you provide a date?

IT’s “All Aboard” for a trip back in time today - courtesy of the Mail’s collection of old photos.

“I’ve been sorting through piles of vintage snapshots and came across dozens of bus ones,” said archivist Susan Swinney.

BATH TIME: A bus being washed at Hartlepool depot in the 1950s.

BATH TIME: A bus being washed at Hartlepool depot in the 1950s.

“Some have a few words of information attached, but others have nothing. Hopefully, readers will be able to put dates to them.”

Images of York Road, the Headland and the bus depot are all featured here - including one of a fire blazing behind the buses.

“The passengers seem blissfully unaware of the fire. I’d love to know when that shot was taken,” said Susan.

ALL ABOARD: Passengers at the headland climb abaord a bus advertising Spark's Cakes. St Hilda's can just be seen in the background.

ALL ABOARD: Passengers at the headland climb abaord a bus advertising Spark's Cakes. St Hilda's can just be seen in the background.

BLAZING VIEW: Hartlepool bus station in the 1950s - which made way for the new main marina road. Passengers seem unaware of the huge blaze nearby.

BLAZING VIEW: Hartlepool bus station in the 1950s - which made way for the new main marina road. Passengers seem unaware of the huge blaze nearby.

SEVENTIES SCENE: The bus depot in Clarence Road.

SEVENTIES SCENE: The bus depot in Clarence Road.