Burn Road, Hartlepool
This shows what is probably the West Hartlepool Electricity Works and Burn Road can clearly be seen between the building and the railway line. The building to the left is most likely to be the Borough Electrical Engineer's Office. There was a coal depot at the bottom of Burn Road and it looks like coal on the railway trucks.
Although the railway lines are long gone, there is evidence of the remnants of an old railway bridge still in the Council Public Recycling Yard.
On the left of the picture beyond the bend in the road would now be JT Atkinson and further on the Tesco Extra Store.
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The Durham Paper Mill chimney was a well-known local landmark and from December 1954, the lettering was lit up in red neon lights at night. The Paper Mill ceased production in 1965 and the chimney was demolished in 1971. Part of the paper mill building is still in use as a wallpaper store in Moreland Street.
This view of Burn Road is looking towards Stranton and the Tesco traffic lights are around the same spot today.(2014)More detail »
The junction of Burn Road and Stockton Street, West Hartlepool.More detail »
Probably taken from a roof at the south end of Lynn Street, the houses on the far left would be those at the bottom of Burn Road and the other side of the road was a coal depot. The next street to the right would be Bedford Street and then Seamer Street on the far right. The council destructor chimney in Burn Road can clearly be seen and in the distance the tower of St Aidan's Church.More detail »