The crowds turned out in force for the visit of Princess Anne to open the Middleton Grange Shopping Centre. Were you there and what do you remember of it all?The crowds turned out in force for the visit of Princess Anne to open the Middleton Grange Shopping Centre. Were you there and what do you remember of it all?
The crowds turned out in force for the visit of Princess Anne to open the Middleton Grange Shopping Centre. Were you there and what do you remember of it all? | JPIMedia Resell

Golden memories of Middleton Grange as it reaches 50 years old - but how many scenes do you remember?

Would you believe it! Fifty years have passed since Hartlepool’s shopping centre first opened.

It was a royal occasion with Princess Anne there to perform the opening duties.

Since then, we have seen shops of all varieties come and go.

But let’s go back to the very early days for a look at the shops we first knew and loved – as well as a reminder of that opening day.

But let’s go back to the very early days for a look at the shops we first knew and loved – as well as a reminder of that opening day.