It's not just cricket .... it's hockey, swimming, acting and much more in this nostalgic Hartlepool and East Durham scenes

From the Gondoliers to grinding out the runs at cricket. We’ve got lots of memories in store in this week’s Retro spread.

By Chris Cordner
Sunday, 30 June, 2019, 16:45
This determined squad of students were off to represent County Durham in a national hockey competition in the 1980s and they were all from Blackhall's Yohden Hall Comprehensive School. All of them had been chosen to be part of the Durham County squad and we would love to know how they did. Email chris.cordner@jpimedia.co.uk.

Take a look at these views which show all sorts of different methods of play down the years.

There’s splashing about at the Mill House baths, Horden Cricket Club’s team from 1984, and even a US contingency who came to Hartlepool to spread the word about having fun.

It's fun to splash about in the water and they look like they were having a great time at the Mill House baths in this 1980s scene. Spot anyone you know? Email chris.cordner@jpimedia.co.uk and tell us more.

If any of these scenes bring back memories, get in touch and tell us more. We would live to hear from you.

Email chris.cordner@jpimedia.co,uk.

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They were all set for the dance at Hartlepool Sixth Form College when they staged this version of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Gondoliers more than 20 years ago. Pictured are some of the cast from the popular production in which the young Gondoliers at the centre of the story were played by Matthew Turnbull and Michael Gardiner. To tell us more about it, email chris.cordner@jpimedia.co.uk.
Here's Horden more than 25 years ago and we'd like to know how much this scene has changed. Do you remember this era? Tell us more by emailing chris.cordner@jpimedia.co.uk.
The USA and Hartlepool came together in this scene from 30 years ago. It shows Pastor Charlie McKenzie from the Church of the Nazarene with four American girls who were in the North East on a six-week stay as part of a Youth In Mission programme. They made quite a difference in town when they ran a Jam Club which was daily sessions of entertainment for under-12s in the morning and over-12s in the afternoon.
The Horden Cricket Club team from 1984. Do you recognise any of these players? And how did the team perform that year? Get in touch and share the memories by emailing chris.cordner@jpimedia.co.uk.