Hartlepool took on a Victorian look when an annual funday was held.
The Friends of Seaton Park’s annual summer event took place yesterday - in spite of some less than ideal weather - with the theme of a Grand Victorian Festival.
Despite the showers, people enjoyed more than five hours of activities including competitions such as sandcastle building on Seaton beach. Later, in Seaton Park itself, visitors got to enjoy Punch and Judy, face painting, a coconut shy, cake stall, an appearance by the Hartlepool Ukulele Group, Steve’s Animal Ark, displays, a raffle and free craft activities.
There were prizes for children’s fancy dress, adults Victorian costume and best decorated hat competitions.
Around 30 people, including members of Hartlepool Victorian Society, dressed in the regalia.
Graeme Measor, secretary of the Friends of Seaton Park, said: “The day went as well as could be expected given the inclement weather. We had lots going on in the park and everyone enjoyed themselves.”
The annual fun day is held to celebrate the park and the work that has been completed that year.