VIDEO: Your shout

WITH the Headland Festival in full swing this week, we asked shoppers in Hartlepool what their favourite annual events in the town were.

MARIAN Mitchell, 39, a customer sales rep from Grayfields said: “I used to love the Grayfields Show.

Your Shout: Marian Mitchell

Your Shout: Marian Mitchell

“They had dog shows and and there were animal shows and judging in the tents.

“The whole show was very good for the community because it was a great event and a lovely day.”

ANNABELLE Shaw, nine, and attends St Joseph’s School in Blackhall, said: “The Headland Carnival is my favourite event. I like the rides on the fair the best. I always go to it, either with my family or with my friends and we always go to the fair. Sometimes we get involved in the other activities.”

EILEEN Ainslie, 77, a retired quality control operator from West View, said: “I used to like to go to the Headland Carnival but it’s not easy when there’s no buses after a certain time of the day.

“It’s a good day out if you can get there but, from where I live, it’s difficult for a lot of people.”

SUSAN Carr, 57, who is unemployed and lives in West View said: “My favourite event is the Headland Carnival because the Headland comes alive for it. It’s normally very quiet but at Carnival time it comes alive and it’s a brilliant time. It brings everybody out and brings everyone together.”