Poolie message goes Stateside

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THREE pals spread the Poolie word when they went on a tour of the heritage of the United States.

Hartlepool trio Winifred Harrington, Pat Harrison and Margaret Conroy visited West Potomac Park where they posed for a photograph next to the Franklin D Roosevelt memorial statue in Washington DC.

They remembered to take a copy of the Hartlepool Mail’s Proud To Be A Poolie poster with them, and helped to spread the word about their home town.

Winifred said: “We also visited the 9/11 memorial and the White House.”

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 log on to www.hartlepoolmail.co.uk

● 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

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.

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.

UAE: Dubai.