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Church Street around 1880

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An early view of Church Street looking towards Christ Church  shows Gallon's Royal Hotel which the became The Royal. Although the pub is still open on the side facing Church Street, this facing side is now residential flats. This rather grand frontage originally faced Albert Square which was to have been the centre of Ward Jackson's new West Hartlepool. However, the railway was built across the square and the town developed to the west leaving the grand frontage facing a railway line.

The cart in front of the hotel says 'Hartlepool to West Hartlepool'

Part of the "Hartlepool Museum Service" collection


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