The Chimneys Hotel

East Street, Blackhall, Hartlepool, TS27 4HA, United Kingdom
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3
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  • Couples100
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  • Business50

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lynfield school

by nfrederi

Can any one tell me if there are any photos of the old lynnfield school on line remember it as a lovely old school...oldest in the pools?

demonlished in the eighties for non descript building in grosvenor st

RE: RE: lynfield school

by nfrederi

thanks long shot as not been able to find any on any of the poolie sites....was the old school i attended your mum must have taught in the new build i insulted lol.

RE: RE: lynfield school

by nfrederi

Dont suppose she had a hand in demolishing old one either so thats ok too. Now Dyke House State Penitentary if ever a school deserved razed thats the one!!!!

Old lynfield on Murray St would be an asset to the town now when I was there late sixties early seventies still had tiled walls wooden floors which where always buffed. Great looking building too though maybe im looking back with my rose tinted on but dont think so lol

Is the old museum building still there, Know they moved to marina, again remember it as a nice building though also remember lots of stuffed animals (stuff of nightmares) hope they have been put to rest in peace rather than moved. Would think so hardly acceptable in this day and age.

RE: RE: lynfield school

by nfrederi

There where literally hundreds of stuffed animals in there dont know whether hartlepool had a mad victorian taxidermist in its past....just something i never really liked dont think my kids would like it either. But as you say when your stuffed your stuffed!

RE: RE: lynfield school

by nfrederi

Sorry to hear about the old mail building as you say was a landmark when did it go? might have thought a developer may have had plans for it rather than it disappearing all together!

When i was last in Pools (about 5 years back i think) shopping center was developed then. Quite impressive as it used to be a wind tunnel in winter a bleak concrete shell of a place.

Is the clanny still there.....jeez showing my age i think!!

RE: RE: lynfield school

by nfrederi

yeah the library building is a lovely building too at least it escaped the bulldozers! Remember being allowed in the "big" library" with its old fashioned stairs and metal walkways. Dont think i'm imagining that!

RE: RE: lynfield school

by nfrederi

Clansman was around for ever i think always a good place to get a drink If nowhere else would let you in as was the Park i think it was called. Is the Gem still a goer believe lots of nightclubs and new bars in Hartlepool now.

RE: RE: lynfield school

by nfrederi

Church st always was..........not sampled the Hartlepool night life myself since the mid eighties.

Think that they have done a wonderful job on the town since developing the marina a credit to the people involved hopefully will bring some prosperity and good vibes to the town.

Has always in the past suffered from a bad reputation, (deserved ?) but personally had a great childhood in the town and has always had its good points Ward jackson Park, Seaton and Crimdon Dean where always great places to go when I was young.

But as they say nostalgia aint what it used to be!

RE: RE: lynfield school

by nfrederi

I remember a band playing when iwas very young my mum made us sit through it...Footballs to kick trees to climb etc lol

lovely fountains as well just a great park glad its being looked after cos great amenity whatever the season

RE: RE: lynfield school

by nfrederi

Seatons a lovely beach used to play on the green and in the small park. God remember playing football in the snow on the front where the paddling pool or sandpit used to be. Cant remember which.

Was in seaton about 10 years ago the front seemed in the need of a bit of tlc but could have been the fact that it was winter and sand had blown all over.

RE: RE: lynfield school

by nfrederi

Take it that it wasnt the bandmembers having a wee disagreement on the next tune :-)

RE: RE: lynfield school

by nfrederi

Remember my little brother getting attacked by a swan running backwards and landing in the mud........big trouble for laughing so much!

RE: RE: lynfield school

by nfrederi

No better view at the seashore I guess. Got my first job in the Staincliffe glad to see that seems to be prospering by the looks of things. Also frequented the Marine Hotel (for the regulation lager and limes...mispent youth, misspent it trying to get served/admitted :-( to various establishments)

RE: RE: lynfield school

by nfrederi

I take it you guys are ex pats!

RE: RE: lynfield school

by nfrederi

Service was prob terrible too..........looking at the websites seems to have been completely revamped now.

RE: RE: lynfield school

by nfrederi

Whoo-oooo indeed. It will save having to travel to darlo before getting on a proper train and improved links will only help the town.

Didnt mean anything by ex pats John just a way if asking if u from town no offence intended.

RE: RE: lynfield school

by nfrederi

yeah lots to see and do. talking of which i had best go and see and do at work been nice chatting people shame no pics of my old school.

take care

RE: RE: lynfield school

by nfrederi

Yeah some nice pics john good to see the old place. Been boring the kids stupid with tales of my olde world school since we visited the glasgow school museum not that they'd prob be that fazed if i manage to get pix of Lynfield but im on a mission :-)

forgot to mention that the Heugh Battery is meant to be featured on restoration tonight on the beeb.

RE: RE: lynfield school

by nfrederi

rating?

RE: RE: lynfield school

by nfrederi

Hi again........ im afraid didnt read the tips just looked at the pictures.

Originally lived in Grosvenor st attended lynfield and dyke house pen.

Now living in ardrossan on the west coast of scotland, Not many people would want to visit here unless its to get the ferry to the island of arran.

RE: : lynfield school

by Spadger2

(Melbourne Australia) Well it looks like only 3 of you ever went to Lynnfield, so here is another. I started in Lynnfield infants in September 1949 and went on through the junior school missed out on part 2 of the 11 plus through illness and finished up at stalag dykey before ICI, Shell International and a career out of UK finishing in Oz.
I remember some teachers names from Lynnfield but not many. Miss Aircombe, Miss Young (Head) Brian? Arkley, 'Pop' Collins, Arthur Faul?
Now photos, I don't have any as my mother threw them all out when she got dementia. There are a series of photos in some historical books that I saw in Boansons in the 'New' Town centre about 5 years ago.
The thing I do remember was the wall that ringed the school with what seemed a HUGE drop. If you lost a ball over it, 2 of you had to get it and use each other as a climbing frame to get out again. Hated the mashed potato and dried out fish at school dinners. I mean, decent fish was within spitting distance from Murray Street. I have many mmemories both good and bad but will not bore you with them.

Travel Tips for Hartlepool

Hartlepool Marina

by steventilly

Hartlepool Marina is part of the same dockland redevelopment that gave us The Historic Quay. It's really quite huge - bigger than the Marinas at Hull, Newcastle or Sunderland. As well as the Historic Quay there's a hotel, couple of pubs, restaurants, shops, cafes and bars clustered around the marina. It's quite a pleasant place.
(More in the "Must See" section).

The Monkey Hangers

by steventilly

OK, this is a weird one.
During the Napoleonic Wars a French ship was wrecked off the coast of Hartlepool. The townsfolk were wary that surviving French sailors might make their way ashore, but in fact the only survivor was the ships Monkey mascot. Unaware of quite what a Frenchman might look like, and obviously unable to get any answers out of the monkey, it was declared that he must be a Franch spy. The creature was summarily executed on the beach by hanging. Ever since then Hartlepools residents have been know as "the monkey hangers" and really this started out as a kind of slur, but has now been widely adopted with some sort of pride (go figure).
H'Angus The Monkey (the football team's mascot) was even elected as Mayor to the town in 2001!!

See "The Poolies"

by steventilly

Hartlepool United FC keep threatening to get promoted but never quite manage it. The last 3 years (up to 2002) they have made the play-offs but failed to win them
This year (2002) they are riding high at the top of their league and barring some great disaster (such as their manager being poached and the new guy being an idiot) they should make it into Divison 2 at last! A very warm coat! - Hartlepool's stadium is renowned for having the cold sea winds howling over it!

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