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Exhibition exploring everyday life in Hartlepool
2:42pm Friday 27th September 2013 in News
THERE’S an opportunity to explore daily life in Hartlepool over past decades in a new exhibition combining rarely seen photographs and original artefacts.
‘Our Town, Our Lives’ displays a host of photographs donated by local people to the ‘Hartlepool History – Then and Now’ project, which has created a community website featuring a personal record of the life and times of the town and its people over the decades.
The Heritage Lottery-funded initiative is led by the Nautical Archaeological Society North-East in partnership with Hartlepool Council’s Library and Museums Services together with local groups and volunteers.
Mark Simmons, Hartlepool Council’s museums manager, said: “The exhibition is packed with nostalgia. It’s sure to stir lots of memories among older residents but also offers younger people a fascinating insight into how life used to be in Hartlepool and how it has changed.”
The photographs on display in the museum span mainly from the 1950s to the 1980s and capture daily life in the town and the surrounding villages, including school days, family gatherings, weddings, leisure activities and shopping.
The Museum of Hartlepool is open every day from 10am to 5pm up to and including November 3, and then from 11am to 4pm. The exhibition is on until Sunday, February 9 and entry is free.
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