Category Archives: Steetley


A nice little video of Steetley back in the day.

And then…

More about the demolition at the Hartlepool Mail.

Smode Pepsie


Photo from Chillie 63‘s Flickr.












The old days…

A bunch of oldies. In no particular order, in no particular theme, apart from being old. And by old, it means between 5 and 100 years old…

First off is an old picture of Hendon Docks. Ive got a picture of this as it is now in the train tracks post.

This is the mausoleum that was found on Villiers Street in Sunderland town centre. I didnt take this photo but Id love to find exactly where it is and check it out…

This is Steetley Magnesite as seen from the top of the chimney. That chimney is huge!

Sunderland boys orphanage in Hendon.

This is down the “Gill”. Deptford B & Q would be in the background if the picture was taken now. The 2 train tunnels are still in the side of the cliff but have been blocked off now.

This is just something I drew on a wall we were about to knock down at work.

A couple of photos of Steetley Magnesite in Hartlepool back when it was in use.

The pedestrian Tunnel under the Tyne. We got very messy this night and decided to go for a drunken walk for about 4 hours.

Another photo from our trip to Cherry Knowle. And whats that hiding to the right?!

Hendon dock again.

Another photo of Steetley. A lot more recent than the black and white ones but lots of what you can see here is gone now.

A cold day in January…

I’d seen this place on photos before, but never realised how big the site actually was. Its like something from an apocolyptic movie and even though we went back another day, there’s still loads to explore, like some underground parts we didnt go in.

Here’s some history of the place here: