Turning to an old chapter in Hartlepool’s history with new book

The Fish Sands.
The Fish Sands.

A new book on old Hartlepool has just been published.

Hartlepool History Tour, by Paul Chrystal, Stan Laundon and Simon Crossley, features dozens of shots of the town.

Church Street cabin.

Church Street cabin.

“It is a ‘best of’ book; it takes the best bits from our three books on Hartlepool and puts them together,” said Paul.

“This is a compilation of the most intriguing, and revealing, photographs of ‘old’ Hartlepool and West Hartlepool.”

The book, as the title suggests, takes the form of an illustrated tour of the area – featuring the most important aspects of history.

“You can use the book as a guide and take it with you on a journey through time from Seaton to the Headland,” said Paul.

The old pier.

The old pier.

“Or, you can just sit and read through it at a leisurely pace with a cup of tea, or a pint or two of Cameron’s.”

• Published by Amberley Books at £6.99.

Sandwell Gate

Sandwell Gate