Picture postcard views of Hartlepool on offer in first class new book

The sands at Seaton Carew.

The sands at Seaton Carew.

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A first-class look at Hartlepool in times gone by is on offer in a new book.

Hartlepool: The Postcard Collection, by Stan Laundon and Paul Chrystal, features 200 vintage views, as well as historic facts and figures.

The prom at Seaton Carew.

The prom at Seaton Carew.

“Hartlepool’s history is steeped in shipbuilding, steel-making and fishing the sea,” said Stan, a former BBC local radio presenter.

“West Hartlepool and ‘old’ Hartlepool are the two towns which grew up to foster these industries in the 19th and 20th centuries.

“Our book describes and depicts the intriguing story of the two towns and the people who worked the fish quays, shipyards and steel mills.”

l Hartlepool: The Postcard Collection is published at £14.99 by Amberley Publishing and features postcards from the Owen Corrigan collection.

High Street water pump.

High Street water pump.

Northgate.

Northgate.