Time for a party - but who are the fun-loving pensioners?

Celebrating Christmas with streamers and balloons.
Celebrating Christmas with streamers and balloons.

Most people like a good party. But who are these people pictured having fun at official functions in times gone by.

All four relate to parties for pensioners which were held in Hartlepool.

Tucking into the cakes at this fun get-together.

Tucking into the cakes at this fun get-together.

And there were all found in our glass plate archives.

One of our four images clearly shows a room full of packed tables, each with a fair selection of swiss rolls for revellers to enjoy.

A second seems to be a Christmas function with streamers and balloons on the wall, and partygoers dressed up against the winter chills.

The third seems to be a much more official function with one of the standing figiures dressed in civic regalia. But who is he?

A civic function but who is the important figure in the chains?

A civic function but who is the important figure in the chains?

And who are the rows and rows of seated people in our fourth image.

Get in touch and email chris.cordner@jpress.co.uk

Lots of smiling faces. Do you recognise any of them?

Lots of smiling faces. Do you recognise any of them?