THEN & NOW: Remember this busy street at Christmas?

BUSY TIMES: A night time view of Lynn Street in the 1950s
BUSY TIMES: A night time view of Lynn Street in the 1950s

WE’VE gone through our archives and found this great Christmas photo of Hartlepool.

It’s a night-time view of Lynn Street in the 1950s – and you can just imagine the scene at Christmas.

Picture the excited youngsters peering through the windows at toy shops, the ringing of tills and the various sights and sounds from the multitude of shops that lined the street at the time.

Marks & Spencer is at the right of the picture and further along is Lamb’s the jewellers and the famous clock hanging above it.

Today’s Lynn Street is almost unrecognisable compared to the above photo.

It may have changed forever but for a lot of us the memories of Lynn Street will never change.