Picture special: Taking a trip to Hartlepool’s old shops

Were you a regular visitor to Woolworths in town?
Were you a regular visitor to Woolworths in town?

There’s nothing quite like a good browse around the shops.

So we’ve had a browse through our picture archive and found some smashing photographs of shopping in Hartlepool over the years.

Binns, Woolworths, Marks and Spencer, Mothercare and the opening of Middleton Grange - we had it all in the town!

Flick through our picture gallery above and see if you can spot anyone you know.

Do you remember the Queen’s royal visit in 1977? And were you there when Princess Anne opened our shopping centre in 1970?

Share your shopping memories with us.