10 historic photos of Hartlepool's outdoor market over the years

Hartlepool’s weekly outdoor market is set to return later this month – but were you pictured browsing for bargains in years gone by?

Wednesday, 7th April 2021, 2:20 pm
How many of these retro market scenes do you remember?
How many of these retro market scenes do you remember?

We have found a selection of open market scenes in the Hartlepool Mail archives showing everything from stall holders to bargain hunters.

See if you can spot someone you know in our archive photos from 1976, 1982, 2004, 2006, 2010, including a couple of scenes from Peterlee’s open market.

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A cold day in March 1973 but these customers didn't mind the weather as they browsed through the stalls.
Customers pictured at the market in July 2009.
Who do you recognise in this 1989 scene?
Plenty of floral choices in 2010.
Wrapped up against the cold but these customers were still enjoying their day at Peterlee open market in November 1982.
A stall holder pictured in Hartlepool in 2010. Do you love to pay a visit to the market?
The wind whipped up in this Peterlee market scene from November 1982. Who do you recognise in the photo?
Santa paid a visit to the Hartlepool market 15 years ago. Does this bring back happy memories?
Did our archive selection bring back happy memories? Do you love a visit to the market? Tell us more by emailing [email protected]