Look how popular Father Christmas was on his visit to the Middleton Grange Shopping Centre in 2008.

14 happy memories of seeing Santa in Hartlepool and East Durham

Santa Claus is in town and that means a chance to visit a grotto – just as these children did in retro scenes through the years.

Wednesday, 4th December 2019, 4:45 pm
Updated Tuesday, 10th December 2019, 10:26 am

Were you pictured meeting Father Christmas in Hartlepool or East Durham?

We have got great photos from the Hartlepool Mail archives and each shows lovely scenes of the moment you met Santa.

Take a look and re-live some truly festive scenes.

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