Shining a spotlight on stars of the past in mystery pictures

A Hartlepool choir group in the 1950s.
A Hartlepool choir group in the 1950s.

Today we hit a high note with a fresh batch of puzzle pictures – all with a musical flavour.

An unknown orchestra and a mystery choir – both snapped during performances in the 1950s – take a starring role in today’s page.

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Northern Dairies Ball in Hartlepool during the 1950s.

A Northern Dairies Ball in Hartlepool during the 1950s.

Glamorous guests at a Northern Dairies Ball are also featured, but the stand-out stars are a troupe of dancers striking dramatic poses.

“All these pictures were taken by Mail photographers back in the 1950s, and are on glass plates,” said photo archivist Susan Swinney. “As seems usual for this period, there are very few details to go with the snaps. No dates, no names – and no venues either.

“If anyone can help put names to faces, please do get in touch.”

l Any readers with information should email sarah.stoner@jpress.co.uk

A troupe of mystery dancers in the 1950s.

A troupe of mystery dancers in the 1950s.

A mystery orchestra performing in Hartlepool during the 1950s.

A mystery orchestra performing in Hartlepool during the 1950s.