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Looking south along Lynn Street from market roof

What we know about this image :

Taken in 1954 from the roof of the market, the South Durham Steel and Ironworks can be seen in the background and on the right side of Lynn Street,the North Eastern public house, Dunn's Men's Hat shop and the Empire Theatre.

Notice on the left are flats nearing completion and in the documentation with this photo, it says,' the flats on the left just built are a first positive step in the dedevelopment of the central area'.

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) : 1954

Creator : West Hartlepool Council

Part of the "Library" collection


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