France visit for proud Poolies

Brenda Smith (left) and Debbie Fraser in Ile de Re
Brenda Smith (left) and Debbie Fraser in Ile de Re

PROUD Poolies Brenda Smith and Debbie Fraser were delighted to show off their love for their home town when they jetted off on a trip to France recently.

The pair enjoyed a holiday in La Rochelle, and had this picture taken on the picturesque island of Ile de Re, off the west coast of France.

Brenda and Debbie joined scores of other Mail readers by remembering to pack their Proud to be a Poolie poster with them before they set off on their sunshine break.

Brenda said: “There was so much to see and do, it was a truly wonderful holiday.

“It was lovely to have our picture taken with the Proud to be a Poolie poster next to an amazing harbour filled with boats and yachts.”

Our thanks go to them for backing our Poolie campaign.

Why not take your chance to show your passion about your town?

All we want you to do is pick up a copy of our poster from the Hartlepool Mail reception or download it from our website at www.hartlepoolmail.co.uk It contains the slogan Proud To Be A Poolie.

Take it 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.

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

Our Proud To Be A Poolie campaign has so far reached:

AUSTRALIA: Melbourne; Laurieton, New South Wales; Sydney; Queensland; Darwin; Broome; Nitmiluk National Park, Katherine Gorge in the Northern Territory, Australia.

AUSTRIA: Wagrain.

BRAZIL: Sugar Loaf Mountain

BULGARIA.

CANADA: Langley City; British Columbia, Cochrane, Calgary.

CARIBBEAN: Cayman Islands; Grenada; British Virgin Islands.

CHINA: Hong Kong.

CUBA: Guardalavaca.

CYPRUS: Paphos.

CZECH REPUBLIC: Prague.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Punta Cana.

EGYPT: Sharm el Sheik.

FRANCE: La Rochelle; Cherbourg; Valloire; Paris; Ile de Re.

HOLLAND: Amsterdam; Heiloo.

IRELAND: Waterford.

ITALY: St Peter’s Square, Rome; Pisa.

LAOS: Nam Yone Village.

MALDIVES: Kuredu Island.

MAURITIUS.

MOROCCO: Agadir.

NEW ZEALAND: Whangamata Bay, North Island; Hamilton, Waikato.

NORWAY: Oslo.

PORTUGAL: Funchia, Vilamoura.

RUSSIA: St Petgersburg.

SCOTLAND: Gretna Green, Oban

SINGAPORE.

SOUTH AFRICA: Witpoortjie Falls.

SPAIN: Benidorm; Bilbao; La Coruna; Marbella, Canary Islands; Lanzarote, Canary Islands; Belamadena; Torremolinos; Mijas Bullring; Gibraltar.

TUNISIA: Port el Kantaoui

TURKEY: Icmeler; Istanbul; Marmaris.

UK: Bakewell, Derbyshire; Crimdon; London; Derby; Hartlepool Marina; Summerhill, Hartlepool; Northamptonshire; Tonbridge, Kent; Alrewas, Staffordshire, Cadbury’s World, Birmingham, Goathland, North Yorkshire, where Heartbeat TV show is set; Manchester Arena; Liverpool; Billingham; Cragwood, Ramshaw;

USA: Tombstone, Arizona; Las Vegas; New York City; Gracelands, Memphis; The Alamo, San Antonio, Texas, Disney Land; Twin Falls, West Virginia; West Potomac Park, Washington; Pegram in Tennessee.

UAE: Dubai.