Today we take a stroll along Hartlepool prom to the sunshine days of tea huts and beach chalets in the 1950s.
“As the end of the school holiday approaches, I thought it would be nice to reflect on summers past,” said Mail photographic archivist Susan Swinney.
“Our coastline has always proved a magnet for townsfolk and tourists alike. After all, what could be nicer than enjoying an ice-cream at the beach?”
Included in today’s collection of archive images are shots of the Headland promenade, a fancy dress parade and youngsters digging on the beach at Seaton.
“Who remembers the chalets, the tea hut on the beach and the lost children hut? How times change - although the beach is still as popular as ever,” said Susan.
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Who remembers the chalets, the tea hut on the beach and the lost children hut? How times change - although the beach is still as popular as ever.Susan Swinney, photographic archivist for the Hartlepool Mail.