Do you have memories of the shipbuilding industry in Hartlepool?

9 retro photos from the Hartlepool industry which remains in the hearts of many

Just a few decades ago, shipbuilding was a mainstay of Hartlepool industry.

Sunday, 18th April 2021, 7:00 am

For more than 100 years, generations of town workers found employment in yards such as Gray’s and Laings.

There were other famous yards too such as Irvine’s, Richardsons and Pounders and we can share memories of them thanks to the excellent Hartlepool Library Service and Hartlepool Museum Service.

We have photos of ships, yards, dry docks and an oil rig leaving Hartlepool.

Did you work in the industry? Take a look at our collection and then get in touch to share your memories.

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