Rekindling memories of town

The History of Hartlepool Group has produced a DVD with picture slideshows and cine film of the town. Group members Stephen Close (left) and Roger Codner (CORR) with the DVD.
The History of Hartlepool Group has produced a DVD with picture slideshows and cine film of the town. Group members Stephen Close (left) and Roger Codner (CORR) with the DVD.

A CHARITY DVD charting Hartlepool’s rich and varied history has proved a big success.

The disc In Living Memory sold out of its first 500 copies in a couple of months and another 500 have been produced by the History of Hartlepool group.

And around 100 copies of the new run have already been snapped up.

Proceeds of the DVD, which features hundreds of old photographs and several pieces of cine film, will go to local dementia charities and care homes.

Steve Close, of the history group, said: “I’m amazed how popular it has been. The response has been fantastic, and I am posting them to people all over the world.”

It is available from Just Blinds, in Hartlepool’s York Road, and costs £6.

The first DVD features the war years, the Lynn Street shopping area, West Hartlepool, the Headland and Greatham Feast.

The Mail had a great response from readers after the history group gave us five copies to give away in a competition.

The five winners were Mrs P Rutherford, of Swalebrooke Avenue; Ian Holliday, of Heronspool Close; Rachel Macgregor, of Arch Court; Mark Blackwood, of Lansbury Grove; and Miss C Lake, of Doyle Walk, all Hartlepool.

They correctly said the DVD spanned the town’s history between 1939 and 1969.

Their prizes are now on their way to them.