SLIDESHOW: Hartlepool in the 1950s

HERE is a series of pictures from the Hartlepool area in the 1950s.

They were first published in the Hartlepool Mail on Saturday, June 29, as part of our daily Memory Lane coverage.

Pictured posing for the Northern Daily Mail photographer on the stairs in the Grand Hotel are guests, some holding cigarettes, attending a West Hartlepool Cricket Club Ball.'The grand hotel ballroom was and still is a popular venue for social events.

Pictured posing for the Northern Daily Mail photographer on the stairs in the Grand Hotel are guests, some holding cigarettes, attending a West Hartlepool Cricket Club Ball.'The grand hotel ballroom was and still is a popular venue for social events.

If you have any of your own pictures that would interest our readers then please email tom.collins@jpress.co.uk or address them to Tom Collins at the Hartlepool Mail, New Clarence House, Wesley Square, Hartlepool, TS24 8BX.