Photo gallery of Hartlepool Christmas memories

Christmas is now less than a month away.

Wednesday, 28th November 2018, 10:46 am
Updated Thursday, 29th November 2018, 10:55 am
Ward Jackson Primary School's Nativity play in 2010.

So we thought we would raid the Hartlepool Mail's archives to present a collection of pictures from Christmases past. Remember you can buy copies of all our staff pictures by logging on here.

A festive message from the number 8 Owton Manor Lane bus during Christmas 1974.
The Ward Jackson Primary School Nativity play cast in 2010.

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Who says it's all play at Christmas? Andrew Flanigan, Dave Brown and Barry Dixon clear snow from the Victoria Park pitch in 2010 to save a Hartlepool United match from the seasonal weather.
St Aidan's Primary School Nativity play cast in 2011.
Who remembers visiting Santa in his grotto at Hartlepool's former Binns store? Here's two such lucky children in an undated picture from our archives.
Santa visits a group of children in an undated picture from our archives.
Christmas is about giving as well as receiving, as this 2012 presentation of gifts to Hartlepool Women's Refuge by pupils at Hartlepool's Manor College of Technology illustrates.
Hartlepool's main Christmas tree in Victoria Road opposite the Grand Hotel.
The cast of Greatham Primary School's Nativity play in 2010.
Hartlepool children enjoying themselves at a Christmas party in town in an undated picture from our archives.