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Swainson Street looking north from Thornton Street

What we know about this image :

Looking along Swainson towards Grand Hotel and Raby Road in the background. The house in Thornton Street nearside left is Thornton House (on plaque on wall) Behind the fencing on the right is Messrs F Hills and Co Stockton Street Sawmill and Timber Yard. Binns is just visible on far right.


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.

Date (of image) : 0/2/1956

Creator : West Hartlepool Council

Part of the "Library" collection


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