But some of you may remember it like it was yesterday. We found nine great images of the town in the early 1970s in the Hartlepool Mail archives and here they are.
Do the shops bring back memories, such as Books Fashions or Workwear Supplies? Were you pictured in the Indoor Market or meeting Princess Anne on a visit to town?
Maybe you recognise the view of Throston Bridge or the Mainsforth Terrace goods depot.
Take a look and re-live the memories.