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St James' Church 1955

What we know about this image :

The church, which opened in 1870, was on the corner of Whitby Street and Musgrave Street. Anew St James' Parish was formed and a new church built in Rossmere Way. The old St James' was demolished in 1956/7.

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) : 1955

Creator : West Hartlepool Council

Part of the "Library" collection


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