Step back in time and “shop til you drop” at Hartlepool’s bygone stores...

Sages at 6 Lynn Street - specialist stationers, printers, binders and booksellwea, qith a sideline in leather goods.
Sages at 6 Lynn Street - specialist stationers, printers, binders and booksellwea, qith a sideline in leather goods.
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Today we take a final peek at a new book about old Hartlepool.

Hartlepool: The Postcard Collection, by Stan Laundon and Paul Chrystal, features 200 vintage snaps - including several bygone stores.

Staff from Boots the Chemist pose outside the Lynn Street shop in 1924. The store had another entrance in Lambton Street.

Staff from Boots the Chemist pose outside the Lynn Street shop in 1924. The store had another entrance in Lambton Street.

“One of those we’ve included is Sages, of 6 Lynn Street, which was a stationer, printer and bookseller,” said Stan.

“Our photo shows the staff promoting a concert with a marvellously decorated car in around 1910.”

Also featured are photos of general dealers Gallons, of Northgate, as well as Boots the Chemist - which had entrances in Lynn Street and Lambton Street.

Perhaps one of the most interesting, however, is A. Wood - a “spectacle specialist” who operated from 27 Church Street.

Wood's Opicians, of 27 Church Street. Mr Wood was a "spectacle specialist" with eye-testing rooms on the premises.

Wood's Opicians, of 27 Church Street. Mr Wood was a "spectacle specialist" with eye-testing rooms on the premises.

l Hartlepool: The Postcard Collection is published by Amberley at £14.99.

Gallons shop in Northgate - when full cream milk was 1d a pint and eggs were 1d a doxen.

Gallons shop in Northgate - when full cream milk was 1d a pint and eggs were 1d a doxen.