The ships keep coming in

One of the pictures submitted by John Riddle
One of the pictures submitted by John Riddle

MAIL readers have inundated their favourite paper with photographic memories of The Tall Ships Races.

Less than a week ago, we asked for people to send us the pictures they took during the Hartlepool leg of last year’s magnificent event.

The best will feature in an exhibition at Hartlepool Art Gallery later this month.

You have responded in style and here are some more examples of your work.

Our thanks for these latest entries go to Christopher Cook, John Riddle, Jordan Crosby, Kathleen Carter, Alan Richardson and Martin Fitzsimons.

They sent us images including ships’ rigging, crews, scenes across Hartlepool Marina, scrubbing down the decks, the colourful crew parade, and Hartlepool Mayor Stuart Drummond as he lit a beacon to mark the start of the spectactle.

Thanks to everyone who has already responded. But we want more.

It is almost a year since dozens of sailing ships came to Hartlepool in the biggest festival the town has ever seen.

Now is your chance to re-live it all by becoming part of an exhibition to celebrate the first anniversary of the town leg of The Tall Ships Races.

It does not matter if you are an amateur cameraman or woman who took quick snaps or a keen picture-taker whose passion is photography.

Whether it is pictures of ships, crews, quayside fun or just general merriment during the nautical event, we want your photographic memories.

We will choose up to 15 winners and they will win the opportunity of having their photographic work put on public display at The Tall Ships Races – One Year On exhibition to be held at Hartlepool Art Gallery, from Saturday, June 25, to Wednesday, August 31.

The winning photographs will be put on show as part of the Mail’s section within the exhibition. The best will also be included in a digital display.

So come on readers. Get your photographs out and send them to Chris Cordner via email to by Wednesday, June 15.

It could be your work going on show this summer.