Barbara spreads the word!

Mail reader Barbara Lewins in Marbella
Mail reader Barbara Lewins in Marbella

MAIL reader Barbara Lewins is the latest Poolie to tell the world about her pride in her town.

Barbara recently enjoyed a sunshine break in the Elviria area of Marbella, in Spain, where she stayed in a villa owned by pals Jean and Derek West.

Keen snapper Barbara regularly sends us photographs to appear in the Mail and she couldn’t resist the opportunity to prove she was Proud to be a Poolie by packing one of our posters in her suitcase before she jetted off.

Barbara said: “It’s fantastic to fly the flag for Hartlepool and I take the opportunity to do that wherever I go.

“The weather was fantastic over there and it looks like I have brought it back if the latest forecasts prove correct.”

WHY not follow in Barbara’s footsteps and 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 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