It’s a long time since i’ve visited Hartlepool now that I no longer work near there.
It was nice to come back for a Stench Pipe though !
I suspect there are a lot more out there in Hartlepool of a similar age.
100 years ago today 1500 shells were fired at Hartlepool during the bombardment by the German Cruisers Seydlitz, Moltke and Blucher. Leading to the death of the first soldier killed on British soil during the First World War.
A series of events took place today to mark the occasion
Thomas Richardson had acquired the Hartlepool Iron Works in 1847 and this bridge lintel is dated 1851. Although it doesnt appear to be structural as the surround bridge is much newer.
A friend at Network Rail informs me there is a 1940 steel deck built from old rails that carries no tracks.
The live line are carried by a modern steel slab deck installed in 1989.
I have received information that as of 26th July 2012, this pillbox has been demolished. Another one bites the dust.
Ralph Ward Jackson (7 June 1806 – 6 August 1880) was the founder of West Hartlepool and was the towns first MP in 1868.
The sculptor was Edward Onslow Ford
It was donated by Colonel J. W. Cameron, the founder of Camerons brewery to mark the jubilee of the opening of the towns first dock and harbour.
The statue was unveiled on 12th June 1897 by the Marquis of Londonderry.