Collage celebrates town’s Olympic legacy

11:24 28 September 2012

Exmouth mayor cllr John Humphreys officially unveiled the Olympic collage at the Town Hall this week and is pictured with his deputy cllr Bill Nash and Town Crier Roger Bourgein. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exe 5834-38-12SH To order your copy of this photograph visit www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Exmouth mayor cllr John Humphreys officially unveiled the Olympic collage at the Town Hall this week and is pictured with his deputy cllr Bill Nash and Town Crier Roger Bourgein. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exe 5834-38-12SH To order your copy of this photograph visit www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on myphotos24

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A collage to mark the London 2012 Olympics has been unveiled at Exmouth Town Hall.

The project, which has taken around 1,500 hours over four years to complete, has been led by around 12 members of the Exmouth WI Craft Group, with assistance from Councillor Pauline Stott, and groups and individuals across the town.

The collage has been made into a sail by Frank Rowsell, and was revealed at the town hall by Exmouth mayor John Humphreys.

Cllr Humphreys said: “We should congratulate the members of the WI who organised this striking piece of art, which features work from some 20 groups and individuals from the town.

“What a great example of teamwork – of people pulling together to achieve something good.

“We are delighted to have this here in the town hall where it will be seen by visitors and members of the public for years to come.

“It will remind us of the many links the town has had with the 2012 London Olympics in so many ways.”

WI project leader Hilary Higgins said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to see it on display. It was lovely seeing people there who had all done something on the wall, and it’s good that in the future they can look at it and say ‘I did that’.”

Hilary said she would like to thank town clerk Colin Poole, and his predecessor John Wokersien, for their help securing the collage a place in the town hall, and the WI ladies’ husbands, who also helped out!

Additionally, the Exmouth WI Craft Group said it would like to thank the following: Exmouth WI, Exmouth Community College, Rowsells Sails, Exmouth Historical and Archaeological Society, Tower Street Methodist Church, Exmouth Trefoil Guild, Phear Park Bowling Club, National Coastwatch Institution, Exmouth Quakers, Exmouth Rowing Club, Withycombe Raleigh WI, Exmouth Community Association, Devon Senior Voice Exmouth Branch, Topsham St James Cricket Club, Exmouth Magnolia WI, Exmouth ‘Preserve Firm’, Exmouth and Lympstone Hospiscare, Shack Ltd, B&Q Exmouth, and the Journal.

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