Were you at this 1996 Pools fixture?

There’s nothing like back-to-back victories to raise a team’s spirits, and that’s exactly what Pools enjoyed in 1996.

The curly ramp with the Christmas tree in the middle of it. Remember this?

Picture stirred memories of Middleton Grange - and its ‘curly ramp’

Okay - so it was chilly. And yes, it was a bit of a hair-raising experience to go down the curly ramp in winter, according to many of you.

These children had a great time at the Ward Jackson Primary School Christmas party at The Venue.

A Big Buzz at Christmas in 1996 - the year Toy Story was a hit!

Christmas is closing in fast – and that means it’s time to dust off the memories of festive seasons from the past.

Steve Howard battles for possession.

Pools were walking in a winter wonderland in 1996

Christmas came early for Hartlepool United in 1996 – but only after they rode their luck.

William on horseback.

The wealthy Hartlepool man who went around the world

A descendant of an intrepid Hartlepool man has revealed his ancestor’s round-the-world adventures.

John MacPhail in action against Rochdale.

Sloan the hero as Pools leapfrog three teams in the league

It hadn’t been the best of times for Hartlepool United.

The Binns Christmas window, but what was it like for presents.

All firm favourites but which was the best for Christmas shopping?

Time for some Christmas shopping – Memory Lane style!

The Fairworld Cinema in Horden.

What films did you see at the Hartlepool and Horden picture houses?

From Grease to the Care Bears movie – Big screen memories came flooding back for Hartlepool Mail readers.

Mr and Mrs Kenny. The film in tribute to him tells of a man who showed incredible bravery.

The soldier who carried a wounded man on his back for an hour - as gunfire blazed all around him

An East Durham pitman who won the United Kingdom’s highest award has been spotlighted in a new documentary.

Pools second came from the head of Ian McGuckin.

Goals galore as Pools hang on for victory

This wasn’t even a game of two halves. It was a tie which Pools dominated for 71 minutes and almost threw away in the last 20.

Cheeky Monkeys Nursery staff and children making cup cakes in aid of Children In Need in 2012.

Pennies galore for Pudsey - more of your Hartlepool Children In Need memories

Put yourself back in time for Pudsey-powered nostalgia.

An old view of Hartlepool docks.

The family which shaped part of Hartlepool - before war wiped them out

From eloping couples to encounters with highwaymen - retired teacher Maureen Taylor-Gooby has investigated one of the North-East’s most influential families.

The Jack and Jill Shop in Hartlepool.

Posh frocks, Christmas clothes and even ski pants from this wonderful Hartlepool shop

We turned the clock back to 1995 when we shared this image of a popular Hartlepool shop.

Paul Wratten in FA Cup action for Pools.

Johnrose sparks an FA Cup fightback for defiant Pools

It was a return to his old stamping ground for Alan Murray.

What a great turnout for the run. Who do you recognise from this groupphotograph?

Pudsey power in Hartlepool! Spot anyone you know in this retro English Martyrs fundraiser?

Pudsey power is with us again and the Children in Need appeal is in the spotlight.

Another view of the Hartlepool  venue.

Tasty memories of a touch of Italy in Hartlepool

A little bit of Italy came to Hartlepool in 1994 and we wanted to know what Mail readers remembered of it.

Brougham School class of 1949.

Old Hartlepool pals are back in touch after 50 years

We loved the story on Bryan Jobling and his footballing history.

Barfly jumpers David Bowes, left, and Fraser Dean at the Grand Hotel.

Remember when drinkers were going up the wall over a new craze - bar fly jumping?

A Hartlepool businessman was behind a new pub craze which was hitting the headlines 26 years ago.

The restoration of Hart Windmill in 1991.

When Hart Windmill was first being restored

Looking back to November 1991:

The first of the replica cannons is hoisted on board HMS Trincomalee.

When the supergun was placed onboard the HMS Trincomalee

Looking back to November 1991:

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