The pictures summing up your year as Hartlepool marks 12 months since first lockdown

It has been a difficult and, for many, tragic 12 months due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Tuesday, 23rd March 2021, 6:00 am
The year since the first lockdown began - as seen through a selection of our readers' favourite photos.

All around the world, people’s daily lives have changed in ways they couldn’t have imagined at the beginning of 2020.

We couldn’t have made it this far without moments of light on the dark days, and humour in adversity.

We asked the Hartlepool Mail readers to share their favourite photos taken since the first national lockdown was announced on March 23 last year.

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Claire Duff says: "Starting my grandson Sonny off young down the allotment."

We had an enormous response, with a variety of great pictures.

Here is a selection of them.

Kayleigh White says: "Climbed Roseberry Topping with my family in memory of my mum and to raise money for pancreatic cancer in November."
A merry snap from Christmas.
A golden moment from Billy O'conner.
Sending the birds flying in this action shot from Beverley Hill.
A lot of us have been making the most of nature over the past year.
Muddy puddle jumping with family.
Chris Naylor says: "January in Wheatley Hill, fire and ice."