Dalton Piercy, Hartlepool, TS27 3HN, United Kingdom
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The Trincomalee is itself the centrepiece of The Historic Quay museum, although it's run as a separate enterprise.
It's a British frigate built originally in 1817 and restored in Hartlepool from 1987 onwards.
To visit the quay AND the ship means two admission fees, though you can visit either of them seperately.
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During the Napoleonic wars a ship sank off Hartlepool the only survivor was a monkey dressed as a Frenchman some people say because it was a traveling circus some because it was the ships mascot for whatever reason it was dressed like a Frenchman and naturally couldn't speak English so it was arrested for being a French spy. During the trial it hit the town mayor and was found guilty then hung on the beach so now we are called monkey hangers.
Hartleppol United Football Club
If you're a football fan and want to go and watch a good game of football in a traditional ground (instead of a stadium!) then it is well worth a trip here.
Hartlepool are a good League 1 side who have just missed out on promotion through the play-offs to the Championship. They used to be annual favourites for the league vote to avoid the drop oout of the football league, but in recent years they have proved that those days are long gone. Since the ground isn't too far from the coast I would make sure that you had warm clothing and depending on your position in the ground it might my worthwhile taking a raincoat in case of inclememnt weather.
Even in May when I was there for the first leg of the play offs I had four layers of clothing on (not unusual for me though). I was still cold as were the others who were with me.
Hartlepool is a bit of an enigma for me. It's really tried hard to bring itself into the 20th Century and market itself as a "tourist destination" but I'm not sure if it totally works.
Full credit to the council and the old TDC for what they have done, it just seems that they never quite finished, and if only they'd gone the extra mile...
"Old Hartlepool" is the "original" Hartelpool, founded as far back as 647. This area is what is now usually known as "The Headland"
Much later (in the mid 1800's) as part of a commercial venture "West Hartlepool" was founded. Soon it's population grew to much greater than that of Old Hartlepool. West Hartlepool is what is now regarded as the town centre.
In 1967 the two towns were officially amalgamated - though for years before and after this amagamation the place was known as "Hartlepools".
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