Mainsforth Terrace, Hartlepool
These flats were built in the late 1950s when the streets running between Mainsforth Terrace and South Lynn Street were demolished. They were built on the site of Catherine,Thomas,Hilda, Ramsay and James Streets and the names Catherine and James have been retained.
The flats have been renovated and changed quite dramatically but this photo shows them largely as they were built.More detail »
The Baltic Chambers were where the offices of some shipowners were situated including that of Furness-Withy and Pyman. It was at the Mainsforth Terrace end of Surtees Street area although a Baltic Chambers 8-10 Charles St (nearby) is listed as being accessed by troops in 1914 on A WW1 website.
Image taken in mid 1980s and the building was demolished in 1996 along with the Palace Hotel, Ropner's Buildings and Exchange School in Mainsforth TerraceMore detail »
The Exchange School, frontage on Reed Street and the side angle Mainsforth Terrace, in 1966.
The building was built in 1878, closed in the 1950s, was used by St Joseph's 1953-7 and was demolished in 1996More detail »
Across Mainsforth Terrace from Musgrave Street, there was a level crossing across the railway into Old Town. The signal box is still there in this picture. The houses were demolished in 1981 having replaced the original Old Town housing.More detail »
Mainsforth Terrace Railway Sidings from Newburn Bridge with the signal box.More detail »
Mainsforth Terrace showing the building that was the second station from 1853-1880 and was originally known as The Leeds Northern Station. It was replaced by the current Church Street station.
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Hartlepool Northern Daily Mail, Monday, 13th January, 1890:
DOCK HARPIES. A SHIP-CAPTAIN ROBBED. Before the West Hartlepool magistrates to-day, Ald. Gray presiding, two young women, named Mary Ann Wood and Fanny Farrell, old offenders, were charged with stealing £4 from the person of Lorenzo Hammer, foreign sea-captain, on the 10th inst.
Complainant, who caused considerable amusement while giving his evidence, said about nine o'clock on the night in question he visited Stein's Hotel in Mainsforth-terrace, and on leaving it some time afterwards he met both prisoners. They asked him for something drink, and after some deliberation he accompanied them to a public house where he paid for beer for both parties. After walking about the streets for a short time the accused said they would walk along with him to his ship, and when he got on board he found that his purse was missing.
Alf Busby, a policeman in the employ of the N.E.R. Company, said while on duty he saw the prisoners near complainant's vessel and ordered them away. They afterwards went in the direction of Middleton. He saw the captain later and he stated that he had lost his purse.
Sergeant Carvel, of the Hartlepool Borough Police Force, proved apprehending prisoners about half-past ten at a lodging house in Cleveland-street. They were afterwards handed over to Sergeant Cruickshanks of West Hartlepool.—Pleading guilty, Wood was committed to prison for four months, while Farrell was ordered to be imprisoned for six weeks.
Taken in 1955, Nelson Street is on the left, then Outram Street, Alexandra Street and Havelock Street with the Lord Clyde on the corner of Havelock Street.
As can be seen, the railway is on the right and the mainenance depot.
The photo was from a photographic record of the Central Area of West Hartlepool prepared in 1955/6 at the request of the Town Planning and Redevelopment Committee 'in the hope that it will be of interest to future generations of West Hartlepool'
The record focuses on areas which were within the next ten years to be completely redeveloped following The Max Lock Plan. It was compiled by WL Taylor and photographs developed by Thomas Clarkson Chemist of Tower Street.
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Two buses parked at George Street/ Mainsforth Terrace. Railway bridge signal gantry and Dock Office can be seen in the background. probably mid 1960s.
The red bus has the livery of West Hartlepool Corporation and the blue of Hartlepool Corporation Transport.More detail »
Photograph of part of the Palace Theatre, Mainsforth Terrace, West Hartlepool . The theatre was originally named the New Theatre Royal. It was later renamed the New Gaiety Theatre, then the Palace, and finally the Gaiety, before its final closure.More detail »
Taken in October 2014, the former pub still bears the name Waverley but is now business premises and is one of the only original buildings left in Mainsforth Terrace. Opened in 1865, it had been known as the Glasgow Cheap Dining Rooms. It was very close to the steel works gate and often men had to be sent for if they had not arrived for their shift!
The building appears to have been demolished early 2015.More detail »