Heugh Breakwater, old Hartlepool
This image was in Hartlepool Mail in March 1953 and was of the building of the breakwater in 1853. The photograph at the time of publication belonged to William Slack of Central Estate and one of the men high up on the crane was John Howe an ancestor.More detail »
Shows the equipment used for casting of concrete blocks for new breakwater. The blocks were left to settle a day then hoisted and carried along track to start of breakwater. Then carried by travelling crane to be put in place (1860-1890).
Picture taken below South Crescent.More detail »
Lighthouse from the Heugh Breakwater. Also, the breakwater seems to be getting repaired at this time. There is a crane like structure at the end with new blocks lined up on the pier. The crane is secured by wired secured on the beach to the right.More detail »
The Heugh Breakwater, Headland Hartlepool, was damaged during a severe storm. A large chunk of concrete from the upper level became detached, was pushed across lower level, and lodged in the wire railings. A further chunk was also loose and in danger of collapsing onto walkway. Tees & Hartlepool Port Authority Maintenance personnel, Mr. Eddie Porrit (Asst. Foreman) Ian Ogle (Crane driver), Alec Simpson (Health and Safety) and Sergeant Brooker Harbour Police (taking the photograph), eventually made it safe.More detail »