Two weekends in May saw the replacement of the 2010 Tall Ships artwork on the wall of the disused platform at Hartlepool with a new set of artwork depicting Hartlepool’s attractions. Sponsored by Hartlepool Borough Council and Grand Central Rail in conjunction with Cleveland College of Art & Design, the artists were Abigail Taylor & Owen Smith. All the pictures are in the fashion of bygone railway posters.
At the same time the Friends of Hartlepool Station took advantage of the opportunity of access to the platform offered by Hartlepool BC and Network Rail to clear the weeds and generally tidy up.
Pictures by Vic Branfoot