Serving up Hartlepool mysteries on glass plate snaps

A bus trip aboard Glorious Tours was just the ticket for this group of Hartlepool travellers back in the 1950s.
A bus trip aboard Glorious Tours was just the ticket for this group of Hartlepool travellers back in the 1950s.

Four mystery photos from the Mail’s archives are the focus of today’s Memory Lane.

Each of the collection features smiling Hartlepool folk - but none have names, dates or even venues.

There are smiles all round at this darts presentation in Hartlepool during the 1950s. But who are the men pictured?

There are smiles all round at this darts presentation in Hartlepool during the 1950s. But who are the men pictured?

“Our photographers back then captured everything from parades to parties,” said archivist Susan Swinney,

“Many of the images are absolutely fantastic but, frustratingly, there are so few details known about them.”

Today’s photos include a mystery darts presentation, a flower presentation and a fancy dress competition.

Also featured is a smiling group of travellers, who appear to be just off on a trip courtesy of Glorious Tours.

Smiling Hartlepool youngsters take part in a fancy dress competition during the 1950s.

Smiling Hartlepool youngsters take part in a fancy dress competition during the 1950s.

“All we know for sure is that all the photos were taken in the 1950s. I just wish we knew more,” said Susan.

* Can you put any names to faces? Email sarah.stoner@jpress.co.uk

A flower presentation in Hartlepool during the 1950s. Can you put any names to faces?

A flower presentation in Hartlepool during the 1950s. Can you put any names to faces?