9 photos of eras gone by at the seaside - from the Mad Mouse roller coaster ride to the miniature railway
The weather is warming up again and that’s usually the trigger for thousands of people to head for the coast.
It has been the same for decades as these wonderful photos show.
They all come to us courtesy of the superb Hartlepool Museum Service and Hartlepool Library Service which has excellent archive scenes of everything from pubs to factories across town.
This set of retro photos shows fairground rides at Seaton Carew the outdoor pool on the Headland and boat trips from Middleton.
Bygone days at Crimdon and the Seaton Express mini railway are also included. Why not take a look for yourself.