Hartlepool Borough Council


Social and Industrial History

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The Social and Industrial History collections help to illustrate the everyday life and history of the inhabitants of the Hartlepool District. The principle area of this collection include trades and professions, personal and domestic items and objects relating to education, religion, trade unions, friendly societies, civic life and public entertainment. There is also a small toy collection.

The industrial collections is be based on the industries of the past 150 years and reflect heavy engineering, iron and steel, shipbuilding, timber, railways, salt and chemical production industries.

These collections are represented most strongly in printed material.




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