But where did you go to stave off the holiday blues in 1970s/80s Hartlepool?
Here's a reminder of some of the great ways you could while away the hours. And if there’s some we’ve missed, get in touch and add to the list.
In the meantime, take a look through and see how many of these were among your own holiday favourites.
5. Rossmere Park
Spot of fishing. Rossmere Park looked ideal in this retro photo.
6. Golden sands
It's sweltering without a cloud in the sky. What do to? Get yourself down to Seaton beach and take in the rays.
7. The wonder of Woolies
Head down the curly ramp, head to Woolies, stock up on pick 'n mix, and browse through the latest singles. What could be more fun.
The Headland's amazing coastline is always worth a visit.