Famous Hartlepool people include, from left, Reg Smythe, Brian London (left of second picture), Wincey Willis and Janick Gers.

23 famous people who were born, lived or studied here in Hartlepool

Hartlepool has definitely had its share of heroes of the local, national, international and unsung variety.

Tuesday, 16th March 2021, 7:52 am

Here then is our tribute to 23 of the more well-known names linked to the town. It does not proclaim to the be the definitive list – just a flavour of what we have had to offer the worlds of sport, music, broadcasting, fashion, film and beyond.

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