Proud Poolies loud and proud in Thailand

From left, Lily Mulcahy, Paula Mulcahy, Terry Hannon's partner Kanya, Daisy Mulcahy, Carol Magee, Pat Hannon, Terry Hannon enjoy some Thai cuisine
From left, Lily Mulcahy, Paula Mulcahy, Terry Hannon's partner Kanya, Daisy Mulcahy, Carol Magee, Pat Hannon, Terry Hannon enjoy some Thai cuisine

A GROUP of Hartlepool pals have added a new destination to the Poolies abroad list.

Carol Magee, from West View, is pictured with pals in Bangkok in Thailand.

Carol told us: “I went to Thailand with my friend Pat Hannon, her daughter Paula and her grandchildren Lily and Daisy.

“We went to visit Pat’s son Terry who lives there with his partner Kanya.”

While she was there, Carol remembered to spread the word about her home town by taking a copy of the Hartlepool Mail Proud To Be A Poolie poster.

Our thanks go to her 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 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.


CANADA: Langley City; British Columbia, Cochrane, Calgary; Banff National Park; Morleyville, Alberta.

CARIBBEAN: Cayman Islands; Grenada; British Virgin Islands.

CHINA: Hong Kong.

CUBA: Guardalavaca.

CYPRUS: Paphos.



EGYPT: Sharm el Sheik.

FRANCE: La Rochelle; Cherbourg; Valloire; Paris.

GREECE: Corfu.

HOLLAND: Amsterdam; Heiloo.


IRELAND: Waterford.

ITALY: St Peter’s Square, Rome; Pisa.

LAOS: Nam Yone Village.

MALDIVES: Kuredu Island.


MOROCCO: Agadir.

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


PORTUGAL: Funchia, Vilamoura.

RUSSIA: St Petgersburg.

SCOTLAND: Gretna Green, Oban


SOUTH AFRICA: Witpoortjie Falls.

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

THAILAND: Bangkok.

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; Bath, Somerset.

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. Buddy Holly Museum in Lubbock, Texas; Cadillac ranch art installation in Amarillo, Texas; Branson, Missouri.

UAE: Dubai.