If you were lucky enough to get pocket money as a youngster, these were just some of the things you could have chosen to spend it on.
This Throwback Thursday, we’re taking a shopping trip down Hartlepool’s memory lane to shine a light on the stores you always visited when you had some coins to spend.
From comics and toy cars to sweet treats and records, here are some of the most popular choices.
A treasure trove of toys!
It was on the must-visit list for Mail readers including Malcolm Day and Terry Hegarty.
Brett’s Sweet Shop
Ian Mills: “Brett’s Sweet Shop, loved their coughs drops.”
Val Stabler: “Brett's Sweet Shop loved their toffee apples and bags of scraps.”
Allan James Bell: “Frank Wright’s, all the best quality toys.”
Fiona Morgan: “Frank Wright's, buying Blackberry Farm books.”
Simon Thompson: “Frank Wright’s for the model kits and Matchbox cars.”
Was it your corner shop and pocket money haven?
It got a shout out from Sonia Foreman, Steven Shave, Kathleen Thompson and more.
The Indoor Market
Looking for a new toy, a comic for the collection or just having a general browse?
It was a much-loved stop on the pocket money spending spree for many readers.
The Other Record Shop
Hoping to bolster your record collection?
Plenty of you were taking a trip to The Other Record Shop, including; Gill Danby, Michael Ellish and Gary Powell.
Rogers' Confectioners & Tobacconist's was a popular stop for Hartlepool’s children at a certain time. The shop was at the corner of Oxford Street and Stockton Road.
Beverley Miller: “Rogers near to St Aiden’s Church, spent my pocket money and birthday money there, when I was a small girl, growing up in Bramley Street.”
Sue Setchell: “Rogers, loved the machine you put 2p in and got a coloured brick [to] see what you won.”
Sharon Cooper: “Stubbsies on Murray Street, home-made ice lollies were to die for.”
Gem Fox: “Woolworths for Sylvanian Families, pick ‘n’ mix and top 10 singles on tape.”