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

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

Time for some Christmas shopping – Memory Lane style!

What were the great gifts that you bought from this line-up of former Hartlepool shops?

The Central Stores in Hartlepool.

The Central Stores in Hartlepool.

Was Woolworths your tops when it came to festive gifts? If so, what did you buy?

Or perhaps you preferred a visit to Binns? Can you remember the presents you used to buy there?

How about the Central Stores, was it a winner in the Christmas gift stakes?

And then there’s the Frank Wright shop, which was a well-known toy store and bookshop. Did you get your much-wanted presents as a child from the York Road favourite?

York Road in the 1950s with Frank Wright's toy shop in the foreground.

York Road in the 1950s with Frank Wright's toy shop in the foreground.

Or perhaps there was a completely different Hartlepool store which was the best for Christmas presents.

Email chris.cordner@jpress.co.uk with your memories.

Woolworths in the Middleton Greange Shopping Centre with the curly walkway in front of it.

Woolworths in the Middleton Greange Shopping Centre with the curly walkway in front of it.