Family show their pride

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PROUD grandma Dot Anderson was keen to get her grandchildren to show off their pride in their hometown during a recent motorsports event.

Mrs Anderson is the latest person to join in the Proud to be a Poolie campaign, which gives Mail readers the opportunity to let the world know where they come from when they go off on their travels.

Mrs Anderson, along with husband Bob, from Alderwood Close in Hartlepool, remembered to take along a Proud to be a Poolie poster when the family went to the Santa Pod motorsports event in Northamptonshire over the Easter weekend.

The Andersons’ grandchildren, Cameron and Melissa, are pictured holding the poster at the event.

She said: “The event is held every year from Good Friday to Easter Monday, with various racing events with cars and motorbikes.

“There were lots of people there, so it was a good chance to show off the Proud to be a Poolie poster.”

If you want to take a poster on your travels, pick up a copy from the Hartlepool Mail reception or download it from

With the summer season fast approaching, 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 click the Mail newsdesk email link above.

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

AUSTRALIA: Melbourne.

CANADA: Langley City, British Columbia.

CARIBBEAN: Cayman Islands, Grenada, British Virgin Islands.

CYPRUS: Paphos.

LAOS: Nam Yone Village.

PORTUGAL: Vilamoura.

SPAIN: Benidorm.

UK: Derby, Hartlepool Marina, Summerhill, Hartlepool, Northamptonshire.

USA: Las Vegas; New York City.