Poolie through and through

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HE’S a Poolie and he is proud of it.

This is Chris Rae who now lives in Derby with his family, but always remembers the town where he was born.

This photograph shows Chris, his wife Emma, daughter Sophie and son Joseph holding a copy of the Mail’s Proud To Be A Poolie poster.

Chris’s mum, Eileen Rae, from Lincoln Road, in Hartlepool, said: “Chris was born and brought up here and is a Poolie through and through.

“He met his wife at university and settled in her home city of Derby. He heads back to Hartlepool as often as he can and is really proud to be a Poolie.

“He thinks your campaign is great.”

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 new 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 onto www.hartlepoolmail.co.uk

l Our Proud To Be A Poolie campaign has so far reached;

AUSTRALIA: Melbourne.

CANADA: Langley City; British Columbia.

CARIBBEAN: Cayman Islands; Grenada; British Virgin Islands.

CYPRUS: Paphos.

LAOS: Nam Yone Village.

PORTUGAL: Vilamoura.

SPAIN: Benidorm.

UK: Derby; Hartlepool Marina; Summerhill, Hartlepool.

USA: Las Vegas.