PICTURES: Hartlepool folk at work and play in the 1950s

Flower power in the 1950s. West Hartlepool Chrysanthemum Show - date unknown.
Flower power in the 1950s. West Hartlepool Chrysanthemum Show - date unknown.

Hartlepudlians at work at play in the 1950s are the focus of today’s batch of mystery photos.

“This week’s rummage through the Mail’s old glass negatives has unearthed some real gems,” said archivist Susan Swinney.

The Ernie Wilson Band in the 1950s - but where were they playing?

The Ernie Wilson Band in the 1950s - but where were they playing?

“My particular favourite shows a cattle market in full swing. It is pure nostalgia; you just wouldn’t see it today.

“But I also love the one of the Ernie Wilson Band. I’m hoping readers might recognise which venue they are playing in.”

Also featured today is an undated shot of West Hartlepool Chrysanthemum Show, as well as piles of ingots at a mystery forge.

“If anyone can put a name to a face or place, I’d like to hear from them. It helps me keep our files updated,” said Susan.

This is believed to be Hartlepool Cattle Market in the 1950s. Is it?

This is believed to be Hartlepool Cattle Market in the 1950s. Is it?

l Can you help? Email susan.swinny@jpress.co.uk

Forged from history - this photo shows a mystery Hartlepool forge in the 1950s.

Forged from history - this photo shows a mystery Hartlepool forge in the 1950s.

Forged from history - this photo shows a mystery Hartlepool forge in the 1950s.

Forged from history - this photo shows a mystery Hartlepool forge in the 1950s.

This is believed to be Hartlepool Cattle Market in the 1950s. Is it?

This is believed to be Hartlepool Cattle Market in the 1950s. Is it?

Flower power in the 1950s. West Hartlepool Chrysanthemum Show - date unknown.

Flower power in the 1950s. West Hartlepool Chrysanthemum Show - date unknown.

The Ernie Wilson Band in the 1950s - but where were they playing?

The Ernie Wilson Band in the 1950s - but where were they playing?