Czech out the sights of Prague

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IT was a honeymoon to remember for John and Carole Ward.

As well as heading to the Czech Republic’s capital city Prague, they also got a chance to spread the word about their hometown.

The couple, who married on HMS Trincomalee two weeks ago, took a copy of the Mail’s Proud to be a Poolie poster with them to show their pride in Hartlepool.

Dozens of couples have now supported our campaign to shout out about Hartlepool all over the world.

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 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