Mysteries from the 50s - can you solve these Hartlepool puzzles?

Collecting sea coal at Seaton Carew - date not known
Collecting sea coal at Seaton Carew - date not known

A batch of puzzle pictures from the 1950s are the focus of Memory Lane today.

“These snaps of Ward Jackson Park, a traffic accident, coal collecting at Seaton Carew and a Hartlepool police desk all date from that decade,” said Susan Swinney, photographic archivist for the Hartlepool Mail.

A Hartlepool police desk - date, and names, not known.

A Hartlepool police desk - date, and names, not known.

“But, sadly, I have no idea of when - exactly - the photos were taken. In fact, I have no more detail than what is written on the captions - which really don’t tell us very much.

“Therefore, I am hoping readers may be able to enlighten me on dates and names. I would very much like to put names to faces to help complete the archive details for these pictures - but can’t do that without some help!”

* Can you help shed light on these photos? Email susan.swinney@jpress.co.uk

A crash between a fire engine and bus in Hartlepool - date not known.

A crash between a fire engine and bus in Hartlepool - date not known.

Ward Jackson Park - date not known.

Ward Jackson Park - date not known.