JOHN and Carole Ward are passionate about Hartlepool.
And when it came to spending time in the Spanish sun, the Bishop Cuthbert area couple remembered to spread the word about their hometown.
John, 65, and Carole, 58, headed to the Costa del Sol to celebrate Carole’s birthday and they are pictured at Belamadena, a small town in the Malaga province.
They also visited Torremolinos, the Mijas bull ring, Fuengirola and Gibraltar.
And while they were at the destinations, they posed with a copy of the Hartlepool Mail Proud To Be A Poolie poster which is helping to spread the word about Hartlepool.
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 new 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.
BRAZIL: Sugar Loaf Mountain.
CANADA: Langley City; British Columbia.
CARIBBEAN: Cayman Islands; Grenada; British Virgin Islands.
CHINA: Hong Kong.
CZECH REPUBLIC: Prague.
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Punta Cana.
EGYPT: Sharm el Sheik.
FRANCE: La Rochelle; Cherbourg
ITALY: St Peter’s Square, Rome; Pisa.
LAOS: Nam Yone Village.
MALDIVES: Kuredu Island.
NEW ZEALAND: Whangamata Bay, North Island; Hamilton, Waikato.
PORTUGAL: Funchia, Vilamoura.
SCOTLAND: Gretna Green.
SPAIN: Benidorm; Bilbao; La Coruna; Marbella, Canary Islands; Belamadena.
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
USA: Tombstone, Arizona; Las Vegas; New York City; Gracelands, Memphis; The Alamo, San Antonio, Texas, Disney Land; Twin Falls, West Virginia.