Showing Hartlepool pride in sunny Benidorm!

Julia Bradley with a Mail Proud to be a Poolie poster in Benidorm for her 50th birthday
Julia Bradley with a Mail Proud to be a Poolie poster in Benidorm for her 50th birthday

FUN-LOVING Julia Bradley celebrated her 50th birthday in style and showed her pride for her home town during the celebrations.

Julia and a group of loved ones jetted off to sunny Benidorm in Spain to celebrate her milestone birthday.

And she was quick to display her love of Hartlepool when she and the girls proudly posed with one of the Mail’s Proud to be a Poolie poster.

They kindly sent in this picture of them all dressed up in flower power outfits before a night of partying.

Mail readers have taken the poster all over the world to help spread the word about the town.

And with people starting to plan their summer holidays you can do the same.

Whether you are flying out to the US or enjoying a relaxing long weekend closer to home, show off your pride for Hartlepool by getting your photograph taken with our poster.

Make sure you send it in to us and we will publish it in the paper.

You can pick up a copy of the poster from the Mail reception, in New Clarence House, or download it from our website at

Send your photos to the Mail newsdesk, Hartlepool Mail, New Clarence House, Wesley Square, Hartlepool, TS24 8BX.

Places you have been:


AUSTRALIA: Melbourne; Laurieton, New South Wales; Sydney; Queensland; Darwin; Broome; Nitmiluk National Park, Katherine Gorge in the Northern Territory, Australia.

AUSTRIA: Wagrain.

AZERBAIJAN: Oil in the Caspian Sea.

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; Alexandria.

FRANCE: La Rochelle; Cherbourg; Valloire; Paris.

GREECE: Corfu.

HOLLAND:Amsterdam; Heiloo.


IRELAND: Waterford.

ITALY: St Peter’s Square, Rome; Pisa.

JAPAN: Osaka.

LAOS: Nam Yone Village.

MALDIVES: Kuredu Island.

MALTA: Bugibba Bay.


MOROCCO: Agadir.

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


PORTUGAL:Funchia, Vilamoura, Lisbon, Faro.

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.

SWEDEN: Hagfors.

THAILAND: Bangkok.

TUNISIA: Port el Kantaoui

TURKEY: Icmeler; Istanbul; Marmaris.

UK: Bakewell, Derbyshire; Crimdon; London; Derby; Summerhill, 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; Sandown, Isle of Wight; Ryde, Isle of Wight; Eden Camp, North Yorkshire; Plymouth, Torquay and Dartmouth; Edinburgh Zoo.

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; San Francisco; Aquatica, Florida; Fort Worth, Dallas, Indian Rocks Beach, Florida.

UAE: Dubai