Diamond showing for Mail’s poster

Simon and Angela Lawlor beside the Black Diamond in Waterford
Simon and Angela Lawlor beside the Black Diamond in Waterford

IRISH eyes are smiling on the Hartlepool Mail’s campaign to spread the word about the greatest town on the planet.

Hartlepool couple Angela and Simon Lawlor became the latest people to promote our Proud To Be A Poolie campaign. It encourages readers to take a copy of the Mail’s Poolie poster to destinations across the world.

Angela and Simon, of Mildenhall Close, in the South Fens area, posed for this photograph of our poster beside the Hartlepool ship Black Diamond of Durham while it was berthed on the River Suir quayside, in Waterford, Southern Ireland for the start of this year’s Tall Ships Races.

Waterford hosted the first leg of the race in June this year and the Hartlepool couple were in Ireland to visit Angela’s brother Stephen Hall who is originally from Hartlepool, his wife Lisa and nephew Jenson.

Also with them were Angela and Stephen’s mum and dad, Margaret and John Hall.

Our thanks go to Angela and Simon for spreading the word.

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 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, as well as details including age, address, telephone number and email, to the newsdesk, Hartlepool Mail, New Clarence House, Wesley Square, Hartlepool, TS24 8BX, or log onto www.hartlepoolmail.co.uk

Our Proud To Be A Poolie campaign has so far reached:

AUSTRALIA: Melbourne; Laurieton, New South Wales; Sydney; Queensland; Darwin; Broome.

CANADA: Langley City; British Columbia.

CARIBBEAN: Cayman Islands; Grenada; British Virgin Islands.

CHINA: Hong Kong.

CYPRUS: Paphos.


FRANCE: La Rochelle; Cherbourg

HOLLAND: Amsterdam

IRELAND: Waterford.

ITALY: St Peter’s Square, Rome; Pisa.

LAOS: Nam Yone Village.

PORTUGAL: Vilamoura.


SPAIN: Benidorm; Bilbao; La Coruna; Marbella

TURKEY: Marmaris; Istanbul.

UK: London, Derby; Hartlepool Marina; Summerhill, Hartlepool; Northamptonshire; Tonbridge, Kent; Alrewas, Staffordshire, Cadbury’s World, Birmingham.

USA: Las Vegas; New York City; Gracelands, Memphis.

UAE: Dubai.