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Alternative plan for shopping centre

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An alternative plan for a new shopping centre featured in Hartlepool Mail in 1961. The Max Lock plan showed that a new shopping centre should be built roughly where it infact was built at Middleton Grange and that swathes of good housing should be demolished in the process. For many years there were complaints from the public and shopkeepers in the Lynn Street area and many wished that Lynn Street should be kept as the main shopping area rather than the Max Lock idea which of course was taken up.

We all know that this battle was lost but this plan of Lynn Street shows what could have happened. The pub on the far right was to be the Musgrave Arms at the junction of Musgrave and Lynn Streets had the plan been used.

Date (of image) : 1961

Donor : Hartlepool Museum Service

Creator : NDM


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