Taking a stroll along Hartlepool prom in the 1950s

A busy scene at Seaton carew in the 1950s. Who remembers the chalets, or the tea hut on the beach? On the right side of the picture is the lost children hut. How times change.
A busy scene at Seaton carew in the 1950s. Who remembers the chalets, or the tea hut on the beach? On the right side of the picture is the lost children hut. How times change.

Today we take a stroll along Hartlepool prom to the sunshine days of tea huts and beach chalets in the 1950s.

“As the end of the school holiday approaches, I thought it would be nice to reflect on summers past,” said Mail photographic archivist Susan Swinney.

Children digging on the beach at Seaton in the 1950s.

Children digging on the beach at Seaton in the 1950s.

“Our coastline has always proved a magnet for townsfolk and tourists alike. After all, what could be nicer than enjoying an ice-cream at the beach?”

Included in today’s collection of archive images are shots of the Headland promenade, a fancy dress parade and youngsters digging on the beach at Seaton.

“Who remembers the chalets, the tea hut on the beach and the lost children hut? How times change - although the beach is still as popular as ever,” said Susan.

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Who remembers the chalets, the tea hut on the beach and the lost children hut? How times change - although the beach is still as popular as ever.

Susan Swinney, photographic archivist for the Hartlepool Mail.
Carnival time on the Headland in the 1950s as a fancy dress parade is pictured passing along the promenade.

Carnival time on the Headland in the 1950s as a fancy dress parade is pictured passing along the promenade.

Headland Promenade in the sun during the 1950s.

Headland Promenade in the sun during the 1950s.