Poolie pride takes sail

Tosh Anderson with son Michael on a day excursion from their cruise at La Rochelle, France, with their Proud to be a Poolie poster.
Tosh Anderson with son Michael on a day excursion from their cruise at La Rochelle, France, with their Proud to be a Poolie poster.

IT was a case of a poster in every port when a Hartlepool family boasted about their home town.

Tosh Anderson and son Michael showed they were Proud to be Poolies by taking the Hartlepool Mail’s poster around Holland, France and Spain during a recent family holiday.

They had been enjoying a cruise on board the MSC Opera luxury liner and stopped in Amsterdam, La Rochelle, Bilboa, La Coruna and Cherbourg.

Tosh said: “We showed our Proud to be a Poolie poster in all of these ports between August 8-16, when a great time was had by all.”

They are the latest readers to help spread the word about Hartlepool.

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 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 – as well as details including age, address, telephone number and email – 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.

CANADA: Langley City; British Columbia.

CARIBBEAN: Cayman Islands; Grenada; British Virgin Islands.

CHINA: Hong Kong.

CYPRUS: Paphos.

CZECH REPUBLIC: Prague.

FRANCE: La Rochelle; Cherbourg.

HOLLAND: Amsterdam.

ITALY: St Peter’s Square, Rome; Pisa.

LAOS: Nam Yone Village.

PORTUGAL: Vilamoura.

SINGAPORE.

SPAIN: Benidorm; Bilbao; La Coruna.

UK: London, Derby; Hartlepool Marina; Summerhill, Hartlepool; Northamptonshire; Tonbridge, Kent; Alrewas, Staffordshire, Cadbury’s World, Birmingham.

USA: Las Vegas; New York City; Gracelands, Memphis.

UAE: Dubai.