Nine reminders of the stories which were making the news in Hartlepool in 1981. See how many you remember?
Nine reminders of the stories which were making the news in Hartlepool in 1981. See how many you remember?

9 stories which made the Hartlepool news in 1981 - including a visit by Captain Mainwaring!

Here are the Hartlepool news headlines – from 40 years ago.

Wednesday, 24th March 2021, 5:38 pm

We have lined up 9 stories for you which all made the pages of the Hartlepool Mail in 1981. The question is, how many do you remember?

Do you recall when Arthur Lowe – aka Captain Mainwaring from Dad’s Army came to town?

Or how about when the Town Hall opened after a refurbishment and decided to try out rock concerts for the town’s youth.

It was the year when a huge 300ft-long submarine came to town and a long-standing part of Hartlepool was demolished.

Take a look through the 1981 memories.

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