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Welcome to the Shop Hartlepool blog, a great place to find out more about the amazing businesses signed up to Shop Hartlepool.

We want to shout about Hartlepool’s success stories and introduce you to the new kids on the block. You’ll find behind the scenes articles about local businesses alongside regular updates and news from the Shop Hartlepool team. 

We are always looking for great stories, so if you want to to be featured, or know a business who would, get in touch using the button below.   

Shop Hartlepool Platinum Jubilee Window Trail

Businesses across Hartlepool are celebrating the Platinum Jubilee and so are we! You can find details of events to attend and makes and bakes to buy in our previous blog posts. 

You’ll find many Shop Hartlepool businesses celebrating by decorating their window so we’ve brought them all together to create our ‘Shop Hartlepool Platinum Jubilee Window Trail’. The businesses have all been working hard to make sure their shop window is dressed to impress for the special occasion. 

We’ve created a downloadable Window Trail so you can make a day of exploring the Shop Hartlepool Businesses who have joined in and decorated their window. Find all the business details below!

Kraft Work Yarns

Unit 5A, The Arches, 79 Park Road, TS24 7PW

Kraft Work Yarns are a Hartlepool Yarn Shop, official stockists of a range of brands including James C. Brett, Rowan, Scheepjes, WYS, Wendy and Stylecraft. 

Their friendly team are always on hand to help and welcome new and experienced knitters alike. Pop by their Knit and Natter sessions, multiple times a week for knitters to meet like-minded people during a crafty session! 

They have decorated their shop window inspired by the Union Jack Flag and have even included a handmade Queen! 

The Simple Weigh

54-55 Middleton Grange Shopping Centre, TS24 7RZ

The Simple Weigh are a family-owned and run eco refill store. They entered our Christmas Window Competition in 2021, going on to win the public vote! They are helping the planet by allowing people to shop plastic-free and eco-friendly products. You’ll find refill products, gifts and budget frienldy recipe packs no name a few.

They stock a wide range of locally produced products, supporting fellow independent businesses like Totes Eco. They’ll be celebrating the Jubilee with a Special Edition Tea Hamper filled with locally sourced tea. More details can be found here

La Ama De Casa Spanish Cleaning Products

Unit 20A, Park Road, Park Road, TS24 7PW

La Ama De Casa Spanish Cleaning Products stock a wide range of Spanish cleaning products, most of which are often multi-use. The same product you can clean your oven with is also a great stain remover for clothes! They smell amazing and are concentrated so a little goes along way and the scent lasts.  

Business owner Stacey takes great pride in her products and customer service. She’ll be on hand to advise on the best products and offers bundles to make purchases budget-friendly.

Stacey has decorated her window with classic bunting and flags. The star of the show is a bespoke wreath from LucyBlooms, a perfect way to show her support for her neighbour and fellow local business.

Plantopia The Plant Shop

104 York Rd, TS26 9DE

Plantopia – The Plant Shop, is a mother and daughter ran business. They turned a hobby into a business, stocking a large selection of various-sized house plants, cacti and rare plants. 

They have something for everyone including workshops and delivery services. We love their Jubilee inspired decorations and plant pots!

Poppys Hairdressinbg

20 Victoria Road, TS26 8DD

Poppys Hairdressing the professional safe and spacious hair salon you are searching for, instantly making you look and feel better with beautiful hair.

Hartlepool’s leading haircutting and colour experts Poppys salon, use only the best quality products to get you your desired look.

Their newest service is helping those going through difficult times with hair thinning or hair loss. Read our Shop Hartlepool blog here for our interview with owner Janice Auton about the impact this will have on their clients.

Masons Funeral Service

129 Park Road, TS26 9HT

Photo Credit: Hartlepool Life

Masons Funeral Service have recently joined the Shop Hartlepool platform. They are a long-established family-friendly Funeral Home, with professionally trained staff. They offer a homely relaxed atmosphere, catering for all needs with Respect and Sympathy.

Masons Funeral Directors will be celebrating the Platinum Jubilee on 31st May and 1st June between 10am – 2pm. Pop along to contribute to their Jubilee Tree, and have a cuppa and a chat! Full details are available on our previous blog here

Babies Blessings

194 York Road, TS26 9EB

Babies Blessing is an independent family run business established in 2009. They handpick the stunning collections, each season adding new brands to their already exciting collection.

The shop is open 9-5 each day except Sundays so you will always have a knowledgeable member of their team on the phone willing to help. They love their customers and will go above and beyond to give customer satisfaction. 

To celebrate the Platinum Jubilee they’ve decorated their window inspired by the Union Jack Flag. They’ve used their fantastic range of stock to create a brilliant window display!

Stray Aid

168 York Road, TS26 9DT

Stray Aid was founded in 2006 (Registered Charity №: 1117372) with the main aim of helping local councils reduce the number of stray dogs being needlessly put to sleep simply because their owners couldn’t be found. The store is run entirely by volunteers dedicating their time to help the charity. 

Their mission is to rescue, re-unite or re-home the lost, abused, abandoned or unwanted dogs found on the streets in the North East of England, and to increase the public’s awareness of its responsibility towards animals in society. For the Platinum Jubilee they are featuring stock perfect for a red, white and blue themed celebration.

Contessa Curtains

243-245 York Road, TS26 9AD

Contessa Curtains create bespoke made-to-measure curtains and blinds as well as 100’s of wallpaper choices. They first opened its doors in 1975 and over the years it has become one of the regions largest curtain and blind specialists. Whether contemporary or traditional in style; knowing exactly what you require or maybe need a helping hand, our experienced staff will be happy to help you along the way.

Hogg Global Logistics

Hartlepower Energy Hun, 81 Stranton, TS24 7QT

Hogg Global Logistics are an international logistics provider. They offer shipping via Courier, sea, air, road and rail freight. We are an award-winning family-led business based in Hartlepool, but we have a network of agents worldwide. They take pride in their service and are very competitive against the big boys in their industry.

They’ve taken inspiration from their industry to create a Jubilee Window Display. Their ‘royal modes of transport’ theme is the perfect way to combine their expertise with the upcoming celebrations.

Glady's Vintage Tearoom

Glady’s Vintage Tearoom are a 1940s themed vintage tearoom offering breakfasts, lite bites, and afternoon teas as well as specialist teas and coffees. You are surrounded by 1940s memorabilia, fixture, and fittings that take you back in time. 

They are celebrating the Jubilee with a decorated window complete with a classic beachside photo opportunity! They’ll be hosting a Jubilee Tea Party, more details can be found here and will be offering Afternoon Teas, more details can be found here

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