Hartlepool community hub celebrates 60th birthday

Community Hub South celebrates its 60th anniversary. (Photo: Kevin Brady)
Community Hub South celebrates its 60th anniversary. (Photo: Kevin Brady)

Community Hub South, in Wynyard Road, Hartlepool, is celebrating the landmark on Monday, October 23, and is hosting a range of activities from 10am until 4pm every day until Friday, October 27.

Formerly the Owton Manor Community Centre and Library, the hub is celebrating by hosting a number of activities including a 60’s themed quiz, afternoon tea, social dancing and a free three-course meal, including birthday cake.

Councillor Sue Little, vice-chair of Hartlepool Borough Council’s adult and community-based services committee, said: “Generations of local people have grown up with the building.

"It has been the venue for countless events and celebrations over the years and holds a special place in people’s hearts."

In recent years, Community Hub South has undergone an extensive makeover and now offers a range of services including events, skills workshops, social groups and health and advice.

Councillor Little added: “As a community hub, it continues to go from strength to strength, helping and supporting people of all ages to live their best lives, so together with our partner organisations, we’re very proud to say happy birthday Community Hub South.”

The hub is also asking members of the public to share their own memories and photographs of the hub over the years to create a public display.

Photos and memories can be emailed to, or can be taken to Community Hub South or Community Hub Central for copying.

The full programme of events can be found at

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