Remembering the industrial sights and scenes of Hartlepool

Hartlepool Mail Memory Lane no old ref number    1950s: Marchers at a Durham Miners Gala.
Hartlepool Mail Memory Lane no old ref number 1950s: Marchers at a Durham Miners Gala.

Our Retro Mail today has something of an industrial and workplace feel.

We would love your comments on these familiar scenes in Hartlepool and East Durham from times gone by.

A mystery picture of a group of men which was published in the Hartlepool Mail.

A mystery picture of a group of men which was published in the Hartlepool Mail.

Who remembers the old bus station in Hartlepool? The photograph was taken in the 1970s and shows buses packed into the station.

Of course, we have the new interchange now but this was the hive of activity.

A second photograph harks back more than 50 years when the latest ship built at Grays shipyard headed down the slipway following its naming ceremony.

Who has memories of Hartlepool’s days of shipbuilding. Did you work there or did you watch the ships head out to sea? Tell us more.

Hartlepool buses in Clarence Road in the 1970s.

Hartlepool buses in Clarence Road in the 1970s.

Our third photograph shows a tradition which is still going strong. Horden is pictured on the march at the Durham Miners’ Gala in the 1950s.

Did you join in with the occasion and can you fill us in on the traditions which surrounded one of the North East’s most famous events.

Lastly, we have a mystery photograph.

Can you identify any of the people in this picture which seems to come from a workplace.

More than 50 years ago the latest ship built by Grays shipyard heads down the slipway following its naming ceremony.

More than 50 years ago the latest ship built by Grays shipyard heads down the slipway following its naming ceremony.

If you can help with any of these photographs, contact Chris Cordner on (0191) 501 7473 or via email at chris.cordner@jpress.co.uk