PROUD POOLIES: Flying the flag for Hartlepool in Brazil

Proud poolies: Dennis Ford and friends in Sao Paolo, Brazil
Proud poolies: Dennis Ford and friends in Sao Paolo, Brazil

THESE proud Poolies used an international competition to let the world know how much they love their town.

Dennis Ford and friends are pictured in Sao Paolo in Brazil when Dennis visited the South American country for a week’s holiday.

Dennis, from Hartlepool, was visiting his brother-in-law Kevin Emerson who moved to Brazil 18 years ago and works in Sao Paolo as a Rod Stewart tribute act.

They are pictured ahead of England’s World Cup match in June against Uruguay.

Thanks to Dennis for sending this picture, now it’s your chance to 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 – showing that you have helped to spread the Hartlepool word.

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.


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

AUSTRIA: Wagrain.

AZERBAIJAN: Oil in the Caspian Sea.

BRAZIL: Sugar Loaf Mountain; Sao Paolo.


CANADA: Langley City; British Columbia, Cochrane, Calgary; Banff National Park; Morleyville, Alberta.

CARIBBEAN: Cayman Islands; Grenada; British Virgin Islands.

CHINA: Hong Kong; Great Wall of China, Forbidden City

CUBA: Guardalavaca.

CYPRUS: Paphos.


Punta Cana.

EGYPT: Sharm el Sheik; Alexandria.

FINLAND: Tampere.

FRANCE: La Rochelle; Cherbourg; Valloire; Paris.

GREECE: Corfu; Crete.

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.

NORWAY: Oslo; Geiranger and Bergen.


PORTUGAL: Funchia, Vilamoura, Lisbon, Faro.

RUSSIA: St Petersburg.

SCOTLAND: Gretna Green, Oban


SOUTH AFRICA: Witpoortjie Falls.


SPAIN: Benidorm; Bilbao; La Coruna; Marbella, Canary Islands; Lanzarote, Canary Islands; Belamadena; Torremolinos; Mijas Bullring; Alcudia and Palma, Majorca.


SWEDEN: Hagfors.

THAILAND: Bangkok.

TUNISIA: Port el Kantaoui

TURKEY: Icmeler; Istanbul; Marmaris; Antalya.

UK: Bakewell, Derbyshire; Crimdon; London; Derby; Hartlepool Marina; Summerhill, Hartlepool; Northamptonshire; Tonbridge, Kent; Alrewas, Staffordshire, Cadbury’s World, Birmingham, Goathland, North Yorkshire; Manchester Arena; Liverpool; Billingham; Cragwood, Ramshaw; Bath, Somerset; Isle of Wight; Ryde, Isle of Wight; Eden Camp, Yorkshire; Plymouth, Torquay and Dartmouth; Edinburgh Zoo; Buckingham Palace.

USA: Mesa, Arizona; 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; Mesa, Arizona; Clearwater Beach, Florida.

UAE: Dubai.