Created by Unknown
Donated by Raymond Morris
A charming photograph of seven girls dressed as angels. The image was kindly donated by Raymond Morris whose mother, Dorothy Sowerby, is the girl on the far left. Can anyone identify any of the other girls, the church or the event? Could it be a Non-Conformist church due to the position of the organ behind the girls rather than an altar?
On the left Neil Wainwright (on the left), about 6 years old & big brother Ian 10 years old, in the back garden of No.8 Lime Grove, West Hartlepool. Both attended the nearby (Old) Jesmond Road School. "The Prefabs were temporary war accomodation, demolished in the 1970-80's or there abouts? They were made of a sort of cardboard, warm and you could bounce of the walls and still get up to continue the chase!"
Created by James Whitehead Pattison
Donated by Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, County Durham
Part of the Pattison's Photographs collection
The children are all smiling for the camera except one little boy in his sailor suit whose attention appears to be elsewhere. The children include Ralph and Fred Mullins, two Lumley boys, ? Vitty and Lillian Hogg.
Created by unknown
Donated by Mr. Geoff Stephenson
A photograph taken in 1952 of a group of children from Ormesby Road. Maureen Stephenson on the right, smiling at her friend Linda Holroyd. Derrick Stephenson stood behind them. Front row, fourth from the right with the cap on, Geoff Stephenson. Peeping from behind, Barbara Tate. On the left, Carol Landreth, with her hand on shoulder of her sister Kay. Possibly Tommy and Mavis Seaton behind the girl with the hood.
Photograph is a postcard with post mark dated 5 Aug 1913. Sent to Mrs E Dickinson from Sid(?). Describes agricultural show and says "X marks where I began school." Sticker says "looking from west row towards High Street. School building no longer there".
Created by Northern Daily Mail
Donated by Mrs. Janice Nicholson
Greatham Children on the Post Office Garden Wall around 1930. These children were playing on the village green when a photographer from the Northern Daily Mail asked if they would like their photo taken.
St. Paul's Church Easter play, 'The Ten Commandments', sometime around 1953/54. Ann Shaw (later Ann Stanbridge), is Commandment No.7, with Valeria Hardwick as No.9. The 'Commandments' are making their way from the Church to the Church Hall in Murray Street.
Created by George Holdsworth
Donated by Hartlepool Museum Service
Children of varying ages on Hartlepool Promenade. Boys Brigade/Scouts in centre front. Many of the children are wearing sashes or garlands. A large audience of adults watches from above & there are people on deckchairs at the forefront of the view.
A young Norman Herring, with his Grandfather John and father Kip, looks a little uncomfortable on a bike that is clearly too big for him. This photograph was taken outside No.48 South Street, 'Old Town'.
Having outgrown his earlier tricycle, young John Watson now has a new machine. This photograph was taken sometime in 1940, and in the background, leaning against the side of the house, are wooden blackout shutters.
Phil Dixon in the garden of a lady he knew as "Nana Molloy", although she wasn't really his Nana. Phil spent quite a bit of his childhood in Old Town, as his parents had the Volunteers Pub in Church Street. This photograph was taken some 60 years ago in Pilot Street. Brian Atkinson lived in one of the houses opposite.
Created by Hartlepool Mail
Donated by Hartlepool Museum Service
This is one of a number of photos in the Museum files of children on a summer playscheme at various venues in 1980. Here the children appear to be waiting for a bus perhaps. Errol Street is on the right behind the children and the building which had been The Workshops for the Blind on the left have been replaced by a terrace of new shops.
Recollections of Trains and The Match Factory Fire – Ken Sharpe
My earliest memories of Hartlepool would be of playing in Church Street where the present Yorkshire bank is. I believe it was an old air raid shelter, but you could not get inside because it was locked up. It was good to play on because it had an unusual wedge shape we could slide down, and when you climbed to the top you could see over the wall to see the trains coming and going from the railway station. l suppose that was the start of my railway spotting interest.
Once we started we would go to the railway canteen where the railway staff would have their breaks for a cup of tea or a cracking bacon sandwich. They would also tell us what trains would be coming to Hartlepool. When we lived in the telephone exchange in Baltic Street we got a view of the match box factory when it caught fire. After watching it for a while my friends and I went down to the railway canteen and got a grandstand view of the fire - we could see the fire tug spraying water all over the building.
Some of the firemen climbed into a wagon and started to hose down behind the signal box, but it must have got a bit too warm and dangerous because they got out. The wagon was a coupled to a small shunting engine. We came away after a couple of hours or so. The following day we went round to see that they had finally got it out and had started to knock it down. God knows what the passengers coming in to Hartlepool thought .
I remember that we first lived in the flat in the GPO building in Whitby Street, before moving to the telephone exchange in Baltic Street, and then to Heather Grove (No.15). When we lived in the GPO I used to go the Lex Cinema a lot, especially the Saturday children's matinee where we would follow the adventures of Flash Gordon, Hop-a-Long Cassidy, and Johnny Mack Brown. We used to sit at the front on wooden benches then sneak to back where you could get more comfortable.
When living in Heather Grove, I remember one of the residents, aged about 8 or 9 at the time, was Winsome Dimmock, better known as weather girl Wincey Willis.
The RAOB Harry Hutton Ryan Lodge Christmas Party 26th December in the Travellers Rest. Small girl at front is Elizabeth Aisbitt and man kneeling on right her uncle Dave Aisbitt for many years a Hartlepool councillor.
A picture of a group of children, mainly girls, with some older women. Believed to be a school photo. The building in the background looks like Ron Perrys old building in Victoria Road which was Coverdale School of Commerce.
Violet (on the left), and Olive Forstad standing on the steps of their home at 14 Mayfair Street around 1930. They are both dressed alike in over-size navy blue frocks (for them to "grow in to", which they never did!), rolled-up under their jumpers - hence the bulky midriffs! They both went to Jesmond Road School.
Molly Sprintall (nee Hanby), Doris Hall (nee Matthews), Leo Bond, Mary Sutheran (nee Connor), and Enid Mathwin (nee Matthews), sitting on the front step of Mrs. O'Neill's house in Alma Street. With its polished brass name plate on the door and wide front step, Mrs. O'Neill's was the "poshest" house in the street.
A young boy sitting at the wheel of a Shew Motor car reg no BR 211. The SHEW rediscovered after years in storage at Wynyard Hall and before ‘restoration’. Note the solid tyres, flatbed back and striped colour scheme on the seat sides. Now in possession of Beamish museum.
The Depression caused great hardship across the country. In 1930, Eveline Robinson camped with her children at Hart (Crimdon Dene), for most of the summer. Here she is holding baby John behind a group of children including her own three, Hannah, Billy and Jim.
Albert and Joseph (at the back) Tombling in a rather fine pedal car, complete with number plate and tax disc holder. The Tombling's General Dealer shop can be seen in the background with the large Whitbread's advertising boards.
The Artillery Barracks were in Alliance Stree and on the corner of Baltic Street on the Headland, were built in 1861 and demolished around 1963. They were very close to Sea View Terrace and these two children appear to have beach balls
The Herbert family children outside their home at No.9 Portland Street, Longhill, West Hartlepool, taken sometime in the late 1890s or eraly 1900s. At the back is the eldest child Bella, holding baby Elizabeth and the tall boy next to her is Tommy, who was killed during the Frirst World War. The names of the other children are Dot, Cilla, Danny (who later ran a newspaper kiosk in Church Street), Marshall and Derick.
Taken on the other side of road to the other photo in Ward St back street. From left is Richard Banyer, Gillian Banyer, Brian Coverdale and June Coverdale in 1952. The War Memorial and beyond that Perry's building can clearly be seen. To the right of the children is the back of Binns Department Store.
Trevor Banyer in Ward Street back street looking towards Stockton St. To the right are Binns 'bicycle sheds' although they were always full of cardboard boxes and a good place for hide and seek . The only danger was Binns staff finding out!