Today we continue to browse through a Christmas cracker of a new book - Hartlepool: The Postcard Collection.
Among the images featured is a classic shot of Hartlepool’s open-air bathing pool; once a major attraction.
“It opened in 1923 and was extremely popular until its destruction in the great storm of 1953,” said co-author Stan Laundon.
Other images shown include a bustling Church Street, as well as Sandwell Gate - walls designed by Robert Bruce I to defend the town.
Finally, a photo of the Block Sands is featured - although the old postcard has miss-spelled it Black Sands.
“It is the stoney beach to the left of the Pilot’s Pier as you look at the sea,” said Stan.
* Hartlepool: The Postcard Collection, by Stan Laundon and Paul Chrystal, is published at £14.99 by Amberley Publishing.