Remembering the 2010 Hartlepool Tall Ships Races as town wins battle to host 2023 event
The Talls Ships Races are heading to Hartlepool for the second time in just over a decade.
Hartlepool Borough Council, backed by The National Museum of the Royal Navy, Hartlepool Marina, port operator PD Ports and the Tees Valley Combined Authority, has succeeded in its bid to host the 2023 event.
Here we offer you a photographic slice of what to expect by looking back at images from the races’ 2010 visit to Hartlepool. Is it really more than 10 years ago that tens of thousands of people thronged the town’s streets?