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.
1. End of an era
The end of an era was on its way in 1981 when the demolition of Old Town was given the go-ahead.
The Borough Engineer was authorised to demolish the inner ring of Pilot Street and South Street that year.
Here are some of the 300 former residents of "Old Town" streets such as Pilot Street, Bridge Street and South Street at a reunion in 1988.
Photo: Hartlepool Mail
2. A huge attraction
HMS Warrior, the world’s first iron battleship which is being restored at Hartlepool’s Coal Dock, was due to open at Easter 1981. Officials were hoping to treble the 6,000 visitors who came a year earlier. Were you one of the people who went to see her during her restoration?
3. The start of a Hartlepool story
The movement for a Hartlepool hospice took shape in 1981. The chairman of the Steering Committee for a Hartlepool Hospice, Mrs Alice Bendle, said the meeting was to introduce the idea of a hospice and what it did to the public as well as to appeal for money and help.
4. A visit by HMS Otter
Royal Navy submarine HMS Otter was pictured passing the Banjo and Pilot piers as it headed out to sea. During its 6-day visit, the 300ft long submarine was berthed at the Central Dock and was open for people to take a look around.