Amesbury Olympic Fever:
Olympic Flame comes to Amesbury & Sir Geoff Hurst awards Olympiad Medals
Sir Geoff Hurst MBE secured a unique place in the history of football when he became
the first and over 45 years later, still the only player to score a hat-
Knighted in 1998 and inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame in 2004, Sir Geoff holds a special place in the hearts of football fans and has become an iconic sporting figure.
Naturally there was great excitement amongst the winners of Amesbury’s various olympiad competition winners when we learned that Geoff had very generously offered to present the medals in person.
Amesbury Druid Frank was there and was awarded a medal for his winning entry into
the photo competition that was taken using his iPhone. It goes to show that you do
not need a fancy camera to take a nice photo these days. Below: Franks Picture :-
Right: Sir Geoff arriving at the lovely Amesbury Abbey
Left and below: Andy RT with Geoff
Around: The people gather
Pictured left: Stewart Allen, Scout leader 1st Boscombe Down.
The 1st Boscombe Down scouts and guides took us up on our invitation to compete in
These delightful young people are a credit to the scouting movement and to their community. It was very rewarding to see them deservedly receiving their winners award in the grand setting of Amesbury Abbey from Sir Geoff Hurst.
Mayor Jan above with Geoff and Andy presenting medals
Above: Frank receiving his medal. Below: Scouts receiving medals. These Photo’s by and copyright to Chris Pethick 2012
Below: AMESBURY 2012 GOLD MEDAL WINNERS Photo’s by Chris Pethick
Here comes the flame !!
After the awards ceremony at Amesbury Abbey, we wondered towards the town to join the crowds there in order to see the Olympic flame pass through Amesbury.
The 32nd regiment Royal Artillery volunteered to run parking, marshal the streets and they joined in with the rest of the community to cheer the athletes along. We applaud their help and community spirit.
Photo by and copyright to Chris Pethick 2012. (Thanks Chris).