Hartlepool’s Maritime Experience, (formerly known as Hartlepool Historic Quay) is a superb re-creation of an 18th century seaport.
The quayside recaptures the atmosphere of such a seaport, boasting an interesting range of period shops and buildings in authentic architectural styles.
In the foreground of this picture is HMS Trincomalee, the oldest British warship still afloat.
Built in Bombay, India in 1817, the Trincomalee was brought to Hartlepool in 1987, where it has taken over 10 years to restore the ship to her former glory.
The clock sits atop a magnificent two story building ahead of the HMS Trincomalee.