The amphitheatre on Hartlepool’s headland, known locally as the Headland Bandstand, is a landmark site for Hartlepool. Created in the late 1800s as part of the sea defences to protect old Hartlepool, it created a place for civic, community and cultural life. Visual records of the site show events of all types taking place, from small musical performances to sporting events and community celebrations. For a large part of its life, a traditional bandstand sat on the site at the north-west end, giving the amphitheatre its name of the Headland Bandstand.
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