Spreading the word on the Sugarloaf

Beryl Douglas in front of the Sugarloaf mountain
Beryl Douglas in front of the Sugarloaf mountain

DEDICATED Beryl Douglas climbed more than 1,000ft to the top of a Brazilian mountain – and remembered to take her Proud to be a Poolie poster along with her.

Beryl, who lives in Ark Royal Close, in Seaton Carew, enjoyed a break in Rio, in Brazil, as she visited her son, Stuart, who lives in the city.

During her trip, Beryl made the effort to climb the gruelling 1,299ft Sugarloaf Mountain.

But despite being more than 5,500 miles from home, Beryl still wanted to show off her pride for her home town.

Her efforts means Brazil is the latest country to feature in the Mail’s Proud to be a Poolie campaign.

Proud residents from the town have took the poster all over the world, from Scotland to Austrialia to the United Arab Emirates.

And you can play your part in showing off your passion for the town.

All you need to do is pick up a copy of the poster from the Hartlepool Mail reception or download it from our website at www.hartlepoolmail.co.uk.

Pack it up in your suitcase and take it with whenever you go on holiday or for a short break.

Have your photograph taken with the poster and you could be the next proud resident to feature in the Mail spreading the Hartlepool word.

Send your photos to the Mail 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.

BRAZIL: Sugar Loaf Mountain

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.

MALDIVES: Kuredu Island.


PORTUGAL: Funchia, Vilamoura.

SCOTLAND: Gretna Green.


SPAIN: Benidorm; Bilbao; La Coruna; Marbella

TUNISIA: Port el Kantaoui

TURKEY: Icmeler; Istanbul; Marmaris.

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

USA: Tombstone, Arizona; Las Vegas; New York City; Gracelands, Memphis; The Alamo, San Antonio, Texas, Disney Land.

UAE: Dubai.