'artlepool in the 70's

Rob the Ref

Midfield
nowt wrong with Pools, know worra mean, Like...
Yer jerkin arn yer.
Always think footage like that always looks far more dated than I remember those times.
Hard to believe those weekly wages £40/31/25.
Mind you I recall that beer prices in the club were about 10p a pint, I’d turn out on a Saturday night with £1, £1.50 if we planned to stay out longer.
 

joemcdokes

Striker
first scene transported me back to the early 80's and me nana piling cheap sea coal on her fire, then and having to take cover when the pockets of gas in it used to explode and send shrapnel across the room
I thought that was the stones amongst it.
Yer jerkin arn yer.
Always think footage like that always looks far more dated than I remember those times.
Hard to believe those weekly wages £40/31/25.
Mind you I recall that beer prices in the club were about 10p a pint, I’d turn out on a Saturday night with £1, £1.50 if we planned to stay out longer.
That's Northumberland twang.
 

Dinsdale

Winger
I thought that was the stones amongst it.


That's Northumberland twang.
Nah it was the coal. It was proper shit stuff dragged off the beach, not from good solid seams. She had 3 dogs which used to like in front of the coal fire as close as they could get and you used to find them smouldering after bits of coal had exploded and landed on them and started to frazzle them.
 

Jakata

Goalkeeper
Always had a half baked theory that many Hartlepool people look the same

Small eyes, glasses, pug nose

Great grandparents lived in West. Had 2 uncles who matched the genetic makeup
 

Flash Gordon

Striker
Looks pretty much the same to me.

The attitude of being resigned to it and "nothing we can do about it" pervades through the whole North East in my opinion.

I wasn't around back then to know how badly we were hit economically but it knocked the fight out of a lot of people and subsequent generations who now "accept their lot".

Not speaking about everyone by the way but you see it more in the North East than other areas of the country in my opinion.
 

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