Retromail: When the Wesley went to Ibiza

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HERE is your latest installment of our Retromail – can you recognise anyone in the photos?

IT’S safe to say that when the Wesley opened as a church 142 years ago nobody expected it to host scenes like these.

The photos were taken 14 years ago this month during the Hartlepool venue’s spell as a nightclub.

A packed crowd of revellers are seen enjoying a foam party, similar to those pioneered on the holiday island of Ibiza.

Hopefully these snaps from our archives bring back great memories of your glory days.

Leave your messages below if you know those in the photos or remember the joyful nights in the now empty building.

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Write to him at Hartlepool Mail, New Clarence House, Wesley Square, Hartlepool, TS24 8BX.