Saying ‘I do’ with pride

The happy couple celebrate their wedding in Gretna Green
The happy couple celebrate their wedding in Gretna Green

GRAHAM Alderson and Zoe Lynn certainly knew how to tie the knot in Poolie style.

The Hartlepool couple travelled to Scotland to marry at The Mill at Gretna Green.

Their wedding on August 30 was filled with smiles, and the couple also remembered to spread the word about the greatest town in the planet.

They took copies of the Hartlepool Mail’s Proud To Be A Poolie poster with them to help raise awareness about their hometown.

Our thanks go to the Greatham couple and their family for their efforts.

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 (Click the external link, right). It contains the slogan Proud To Be A Poolie.

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; 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.

SCOTLAND: Gretna Green.


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.