Atlantic crossing for proud Poolie Eileen

Eileen Kelly McKinney
Eileen Kelly McKinney

A HARTLEPOOL mum proved she is a Poolie through and through by taking a copy of her Mail poster on a transatlantic cruise.

Expat Eileen Kelly McKinney, who now lives in America, is so proud to be a Poolie that she took her Mail poster on the cruise from San Juan, Puerto Rico to St Thomas, US Virgin Islands, the Caribbean island of St Maarten, and on to Tenerife, Lanzarote, Madeira, and Portugal.

She even took the poster to London and was pictured outside of TV chef Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant.

After the cruise she flew to Hartlepool and spent a week visiting family and friends and then spent three days in London before flying home to California.

Eileen said: “We try to get home to Hartlepool about twice a year now. On the cruise ship about half the passengers were from England and we spent a lot of time with them and talked about Hartlepool.

“The last picture is outside Gordon Ramsay’s resturant, in London, where we went for lunch.”

All we want you to do is pick up a copy of our new poster from the Hartlepool Mail reception which contains the slogan Proud To Be A Poolie.

Or, click this link to download a poster and print a copy.

Then, take your poster with you whenever you go on holiday or go away for a short break.

Have your photograph taken with the poster and send it to us so that we can publish it – and show that you have helped to spread the Hartlepool word.

So come on readers, get your copy of the new poster and get snapping.

Then send us the photographic evidence and we will do the rest.

Send your photos to the Mail newsdesk, Hartlepool Mail, New Clarence House, Wesley Square, Hartlepool, TS24 8BX, or email them to: