Hartlepool in old picture postcards

Hartlepool in old picture postcards

:   J.O. Mennear
:   Cleveland
:   United Kingdom
:   978-90-288-3228-2
:   144
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49. The Centra! Hotel is the only building left with a roof in Cleveland Road, Hartlepool. The burned out remains of Davison's butcher's shop ean be seen to the left of the centre. Much of the furniture from the houses had been carried out to St. Barnabas Hall and other places, but it was so mixed up many people never recovered a stick! One family rehoused at Graythorp arrived without any personal possessions or furniture remaining.

50. Putting a brave face on the event, Mr. Davison the butcher, sets up his table in a back street to continue serving his custorners. A side of beef lies on the table with a rabbit on the wall behind.

51. Emergency soup kitchen established nearby to cater for the homeless. Volunteers with sandwich boards toured the streets of the town making street collections for the fire victims.

52. A postman with a few problems! Many of the burned out inhabitants moved in with relations more fortunate than thernselves. This farnily had moved to no. 7 Watt Street.

53. The first Hartlepooi Carnival, held on 17th·20th September 1924, raised f:l,600 for the Hartlepooi hospital. Here the Carnival 'King' Miles Coverdale and 'Queen' Herbert Gilfoyle are seen with their entourage.

54. The SandweIl Gate, Hartlepool. Part of Hartlepool's medieval town wall survives to this day on the southern flank of the Headland where it serves as a sea wall, but over much of its original length the wall has long since disappeared. The main impetus for the building of the wall occurred early in the 14th century, the Sandwell Gate is thought to date from the late 14th century. This photograph shows the gate and Sandwell Chare beyend around 1930. There was little proteetion from a high tide and these properties were regularly flooded.

55. Church Street, West Hartlepool, around 1880, with a fine view of Gallon's Royal Hotel. 'The Royal' bas seen much of West Hartlepool develop and the town centre gradually migrate westward. Most of West Hartlepool was built on land owned by the Dock and Harbour Company and they took great care to have the streets laid out with sufficient width for health and convenience. The present Church Street bears witness to this. The grand double front of the Royal used to face on to Albert Square as part of Ralph Ward Jackson's grandiose town plan for West Hartlepool. This area was very soon required for further railway expansion and as a result the Royal's better frontage now overlooks a railway crossing! It is interesting to note the Hartlepool to West Hartlepooi carrier in the foreground.

56. Knowies Street Mission, Old Town, West Hartlepool. Mr. John Biddlecombe, shown standing in the foreground was the Sunday School superintendent and church warden for 32 years. The open ground in front of the Mission was the Old Market Place, the whole area was in poor condition, overcrowded and increasingly insanitary by the turn of the century. The Mission was destroyed during the Gerrnan bombardment.

57. The Public Library, West Hartlepooi was built in similar style to the adjacent Municipal Buildings by the Borough Engineer I.W. Brown. The land was presented by Alderman Sir W. Gray, I.P., D.L., and Alderman G. Pyman, I.P. in 1894 on condition that a library was erected as speedily as possible. The land had been used until that time as a stoneyard and was originally earmarked as the site for the Municipal Buildings and Town Hall. The library was opened for public use on 23rd October 1895 by William Charles Ward Jackson, Esq., I.P., D.L.

58. On 26th October 1895, a portrait of Alderman Colonel J.W. Carneron, J.P. was presented to him on behalf of the 4th Durham Artillery Volunteers and the public by the Marquis of Londonderry, K.G. On the 5th November Colonel Cameron offered to present to the town a bronze statue of its founder, Ralph Ward Jackson. The offer was gratefully accepted and the statue was officially unveiled with great pomp and ceremony by the Marquis of Londonderry, K.G. on 12th June 1897. It is most fitting that the statue of Ralph Ward Jackson stands looking down Church Street which was one of his very own creations. The development of West Hartlepooi as a new industrial town relied upon many men, both employer and employee alike, but undoubtedly, without Ralph Ward Jackson's vision and determination, West Hartlepooi would not have developed at all.

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