The gradual easing of pandemic restrictions could mean a return to our favourite cafes before too long.
To get you in the mood for a brew or a bite to eat, we have compiled 9 photos from inside Hartlepool and East Durham’s cafes in times gone by.
Were you pictured in Cafe 177, Place In The Park, the Nip In cafe or Eugene’s in one of these archive photos?
How about Tea @ Hart or Springs?
We have these and more in our retro round-up.
5. Getting creative in 2013
The Mayor of Hartlepool Councillor Stephen Akers-Belcher (sitting centre right) raises a glass at the opening of the Creative Cafe, as invited guests look on. Who do you recognise in this photo from 8 years ago?
Photo: Frank Reid
6. Over at Anchor Retail Park
Leeann Ikin (right) ending a training session with the cafe staff at Marks and Spencer Anchor Retail Park. Remember this from 2015?
Photo: FRANK REID
7. Springing back to 2007
A special occasion in the Springs cafe 14 years ago. Are you pictured and can you tell us more?
8. Back to 2008 in Blackhall
A new community cafe at Blackhall Community Centre 13 years ago. Does this bring back happy memories?