Cast your minds back to these Hartlepool and East Durham summers of yesteryear

Children in fancy dress at Hartlepool Carnival. Do you know anyone?
Children in fancy dress at Hartlepool Carnival. Do you know anyone?

A Summer of fun is well under way in Hartlepool and East Durham.

But for this lot, it’s nothing new and they were savouring the sunshine in years gone by.

Back to 2009 for this shot of children having fun in Ward Jackson Park. Spot anyone you recognise?

Back to 2009 for this shot of children having fun in Ward Jackson Park. Spot anyone you recognise?

We’ve got four scenes from nostalgic events in the area and we’d love your memories.

Can you spot anyone you know in this June 2009 scene from Ward Jackson Park, where loads of youngsters went along for a National Childminders Week event.

How about this scene in Peterlee where they went on a big toddle at Oakerside Park, also in 2009?

Going back further in time, who remembers the Throston Bluebirds Juvenile Jazz Band pictured at Hartlepool Carnival, or these children in fancy dress also at the carnival.

The Throston Bluebirds Juvenile Jazz Band pictured at Hartlepool Carnival. Which jazz band do you remember from times gone by?

The Throston Bluebirds Juvenile Jazz Band pictured at Hartlepool Carnival. Which jazz band do you remember from times gone by?

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Here's a shot from June 2009, showing the Oakerside Community Centre playgroup big toddle. They had great fun, but who do you recognise in this photograph?

Here's a shot from June 2009, showing the Oakerside Community Centre playgroup big toddle. They had great fun, but who do you recognise in this photograph?