Bielby breaks the deadlock for Pools in a howling gale

There are times when you play well and get nothing for your efforts.

St Bega's Primary youngsters with Cedric the Dragon.

Who can you recognise in these 2003 Hartlepool primary school photos?

Fifteen years have passed since these four fabulous reminders of schooldays and playdays were taken. We’re hoping they bring back memories.

William in his days as a policeman.

The family man who died in battle - just weeks after saying goodbye to his wife and children

A father-of-three got one last chance to see his beloved wife and children before he died in the most brutal war of all.

Brett's sweet shop.

Simply the best? Many of you thought this Hartlepool sweet shop was

Candy fish, toffee apples and spearmint slushes – what more could you want from a sweet shop which was the tops.

Action from the Pools game against Mansfield.

Pools cruise to best win of the season in 1974.

So the winning run finally came to an end.

Having fun at the Lantern Boat Parade.

Sailing back to 2006 for this reminder of a lantern parade in Hartlepool

Who remembers the lantern parade which brought a splash of colour to Hartlepool more than a decade ago?

Pools in action in the 1991 season.

A champagne day for super Pools in 1991

Hartlepool United are making plenty of headlines at the moment.

Shades in Hartlepool which attracted nearly 20,000 followers when we asked for memories of it.

Your memories of one of Hartlepool’s most popular nightspots

Much missed Shades would be a welcome addition to the Hartlepool night scene if it was ever re-introduced.

John Coyne whose goal sealed an impressive win for Pools.

523 and counting - Pools were on a roll

It’s quite a number to fathom.

Rovers tackle Old Crossleyans in 2006.

Tackle these nostalgic pictures from the Hartlepool rugby scene

It’s a big weekend for rugby union with the launch of the Six Nations championship.

The Jesmond Road School chess players who were so determined to do well in 1972.

Kings of the chess world! The fantastic Jesmond Road juniors in 1972

Check this out ... a Hartlepool school chess team was making the Mail headlines in 1972 for its progress in a national competition.

Sunday football arrived in Hartlepool and this is how the Mail reported it, in 1974.

Sunday feast served up by Pools in this 1974 thriller

If ever there was a case for Sunday football in the Fourth Division, this was it.

The Hartlepool Sixth Form College  1995 production of the Gondoliers. Remember this?

A cracking reminder of your college days

They were exciting times for Hartlepool Sixth Form College students in the 1990s.

Mask making at Sacred Heart School in Hartlepool in 1972.

Who remembers Sacred Heart in the 1970s

Over the last couple of weeks, we have looked back on junior and infant schools from Hartlepool in the 1970s.

All smiles at an art session in the Central Library.

The time of your lives - Hartlepool fun with scarecrows, rhymes and Disney characters

They say they are the best years of your lives.

First through the gates of the tall ships village in Hartlepool.

Wow, amazing ... and lots of you want it to return to Hartlepool

The biggest and best event in Hartlepool’s history?

King Oswy Drive pictured in 1983. Remember when it looked like this?

Hills cakes, cockles from the wet fish shop and pork pies from Higgins .... memories of a Hartlepool street

The changing face of two Hartlepool streets really grabbed the attention of Hartlepool Mail followers on social media.

Craig Midgley hammers home the winner for Pools.

Three months without an away win that season came to an end on a winter’s day in Halifax. And the man who grabbed the winner was the most deserving of all for praise.

It was a bit of an understatement to say Pools had waited quite some time for an away win in 2000.

King Oswy Drive pictured in 1983. How much has this scene changed?

How much have these Hartlepool streets changed since these photos were taken?

We’re hoping these four photographs will trigger memories of how our great town used to look.

Pools Surplus Store in 1969.

Haversacks, PE kits and new school uniforms - all from Pools Surplus Store

Need a new haversack? This was the place to go.

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