Film of a bygone Hartlepool is sure to stir up some memories

Hartlepool residents can step back in time thanks to a remarkable compilation of archive film footage from the town.

The new film called Moving North: Coastal Comes To Hartlepool’ will showcase highlights in the town’s history, including the bustling port of the 1950s; Hartlepool airport in 1939 and the 1970s town in bloom.

The new film called Moving North: Coastal Comes To Hartlepool will showcase highlights in the towns history. The Headland.

The new film called Moving North: Coastal Comes To Hartlepool will showcase highlights in the towns history. The Headland.

The film, which will be screened at Hartlepool Town Hall Theatre on Thursday, October 19, at 7pm, even includes the famous faces of Brian Clough and Andy Capp.

Curated and presented by the North-East Film Archive, the film uses amateur and home movies, travelogues and regional television productions, many recently digitised as part of Britain on Film - a partnership project with the British Film Institute.

Graham Relton, archive manager, said: “The Moving North: Coastal programme is all about bringing local films back to local communities and opening up our film heritage for everyone to see and enjoy.

“We’ve had successful events in Whitley Bay, Saltburn and North Shields and we’re delighted to be coming to Hartlepool.

Hartlepool Carnival in 1966.

Hartlepool Carnival in 1966.

“With local Hartlepool activities, landmarks and industries featured in the screening, people will recognise familiar places and sometimes faces – family members or well-known local characters fleetingly captured on film all those years ago.”

Tickets are £5 and can be booked by visiting: www.hartlepooltownhalltheatre.com or contact Hartlepool Art Gallery and Tourist Information Centre in Church Square on: 01429 890000.

For concessions and groups call: 01429 523451.

Hartlepool in Bloom on the Headland in 1970.

Hartlepool in Bloom on the Headland in 1970.

Hartlepool in Bloom on the Headland in 1970.

Hartlepool in Bloom on the Headland in 1970.

Hartlepool Carnival in 1966.

Hartlepool Carnival in 1966.