Families have a whale of a time at Hartlepool Waterfront Festival

Hundreds of families turned out to enjoy the Hartlepool Waterfront Festival yesterday.

The event at Hartlepool Marina featured 10 hours of entertainment, with everything from live music and kids' entertainment to big-screen movies and the wonder of the Whale.

The amazing mechanical whale in Hartlepool Marina. Pic: Ashley Foster.

The amazing mechanical whale in Hartlepool Marina. Pic: Ashley Foster.

The mechanical whale made its home in Hartlepool Marina, in an installation on a scale the North East has never seen!

Our photographer was there to catch the best of the action, and Mail reader Ashley Foster sent us his pictures of the whale.

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Families flocked to the marina for the Hartlepool Waterfront Festival.

Families flocked to the marina for the Hartlepool Waterfront Festival.