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Henry Pease – To Russia With Peace

What could possibly link the Crimean war and the Tsar of Russia to a small town in the Tees Valley? The answer is one man – Mr Henry Pease.

Painting of trees alongside a stream

The Howeys, Father and Son Painters

John William Howey was a landscape artist from Hartlepool. His son, Robert Leslie Howey also became an artist.

Saint Hild and Hartlepool Abbey

Saint Hilda’s Church in Hartlepool is believed to be what is left of an abbey that once stood on the headland. It is named so after the Abbess who managed the site during the 7th Century.

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Margaret Green

Margaret Green is one of Hartlepool's most successful artists. She is known for her paintings of everyday life and was married to the artist Lionel Bulmer.