More of your Tall Ships Races photos

By Alison Foster
By Alison Foster

WE are having a wonderful time reminiscing on the biggest event ever to come to Hartlepool.

Nearly one million people turned out at The Tall Ships Races last year for a wonderfully colourful spectacle.

Here are some more of your photographic memories of the occasion and our thanks go out to everyone who has entered the Hartlepool Mail’s competition to find the best pictures to go on show at an exhibition later this month.

These are the latest entries from John Baxter, Andrew McCormack, Emily Robertson, Alison Foster, Thomas Waugh, showing scenes such as ship’s crews chatting to the crowds, sightseers looking out to sea as the Parade of Sail goes by, and a youngster winning a toy on the tall ships village stalls.

There is still time for more people to enter the photographic contest.

It is almost a year since dozens of sailing ships came to Hartlepool in the biggest festival the town has ever seen.

Now is your chance to re-live it all by becoming part of an exhibition to celebrate the first anniversary of the town leg of The Tall Ships Races.

It does not matter if you are an amateur cameraman or woman who took quick snaps or a keen picture-taker whose passion is photography.

Whether it is pictures of ships, crews, quayside fun or just general merriment during the nautical event, we want your photographic memories.

We will choose up to 15 winners and they will win the opportunity of having their photographic work put on public display at The Tall Ships Races – One Year On exhibition to be held at Hartlepool Art Gallery, from Saturday, June 25, to Wednesday, August 31.

The winning photographs will be put on show as part of the Mail’s section within the exhibition. The best will also be included in a digital display.

So come on readers. Get your photographs out and send them to Chris Cordner via email to by Wednesday, June 15.

It could be your work going on show this summer.