Kazoos at your fingertips! Here are 9 reminders of Hartlepool area jazz bands over the years

Lots of jazz band memorabilia for you to enjoy.  Go back in time with us.
Lots of jazz band memorabilia for you to enjoy. Go back in time with us.

And to remind you how huge they have been in the history of Hartlepool and East Durham, here are 9 recalls of bands through the decades.

From Brierton to Blackhall and West View to Peterlee, we’ve got them all.

Take a look and tell us which of these scenes brings back memories.

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The Hartlepool Zodiacs Jazz Band poses for a photo ahead of the Great Britain Jazz Band Championships which took place in Borough Hall in 2012.
Sixteen years have passed since this photo of the Hartlepool flamingos was taken.
The smartly dressed Sovereigners of Blackhall looked fantastic in 2003.
A 2006 view of the Shotton Colliery Festival and these are the legionaries pictured.
The annual Peterlee Carnival in 2009 with the Legionaries Jazz Band on the Move.
A scene from the carnival of the jazz band Peterlee Show 2006. But who recognizes the band in the photo?
A scene from around 1980 showing Brierton’s satellites in full swing. Were you a member of the group?
Another view of the juvenile jazz group Hartlepool Flamingos, this time from the 1993 Hartlepool Carnival.

Ada J. Kenney