Mystery pictures from Hartlepool’s past

Hartlepool Mail Memory Lane glass plates no date old ref number E 5283 A
Women and boiler   boiling water?????
Hartlepool Mail Memory Lane glass plates no date old ref number E 5283 A Women and boiler boiling water?????

We delved deep into our archives to find this selection of glass plate images.

But we need your help to identify the people in this nostaglic set which all have a sense of mystery to them.

Hartlepool Mail Memory Lane glass plates  no date old ref number       
Mystery pic  bus trip  outing

Hartlepool Mail Memory Lane glass plates no date old ref number Mystery pic bus trip outing

The first shows a social gathering from the Hartlepool area, but where is it and which year was it take in. Who are the dancers and what was the occasion? Tell us more.

Our second glass plate goes back even further and illustrates women boiling water. Why were they doing it and where was the photograph taken.

Thirdly, we want you to help identify the May Queen and her attendants in this shot.

And lastly, where were these people off to on their bus trip. Can anyone tell us which year this is.

Hartlepool Mail Memory Lane glass plates  no date old ref number E 8396   
Female Sunday outfits  May Queen plus attendants ????  Mystery pic

Hartlepool Mail Memory Lane glass plates no date old ref number E 8396 Female Sunday outfits May Queen plus attendants ???? Mystery pic

Contact Chris Cordner on (0191) 5017473 or via email at chris.cordner@jpress.co.uk.

Hartlepool Mail Memory Lane glass plates no date  old ref number NDM 4405   
Social gathering ??  mystery pic   dance hall ????

Hartlepool Mail Memory Lane glass plates no date old ref number NDM 4405 Social gathering ?? mystery pic dance hall ????