After all, we have had lots of them in our neighbourhood from the 70s onwards.
Whether it was Minnie Caldwell or Sean Tully, Maria Connor or Rita Fairclough, we have seen them all and made them feel at home.
Some came to open shops and others to switch on Christmas lights.
Take a look through our collection and see if there’s a celebrity moment that you remember.
1. Roy and Hayley in town
Julie Hesmondhalgh and David Neilson, aka Roy and Hayley Cropper, were in Hartlepool 14 years ago but did you get a chance to meet them?
2. A big hug for Antony
We know him as Sean Tully in Corrie and here is actor Antony Cotton at the Mecca Bingo in Hartlepool in 2006. Were you pictured with him?
3. A warm welcome for Maria
Actress Samia Longchambon, who stars as Maria Connor in Coronation Street, was pictured at the switch on of Hartlepool's Christmas lights in 2016. Were you there?
4. A flashback to Jack's appearance in 2014
Jack P Shepherd, who played Coronation Street's David Platt, switched on Hartlepool's Christmas lights in 2014. Does this bring back memories?