Don't miss a story sign up to Exmouth Journal's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

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 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 and click on myphotos24


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.


Other News Stories

The World of Country Life ended its 2015 season at the weekend with their popular Minion's show. Ref exe 5437-45-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

A popular Exmouth tourist attraction rounded off a record-breaking year with a visit from The Minions.

Read more
The Exmouth Cares charity shop on Staples Mews which supports the Alzheimer's Society expanded in size on Saturday opening a shop next door catering mainly for men. Pictured with Lesley and David Moore who run the shops are two of their volunteers Pam Good and Barbara Ainsworth. The shop behind Mona Island on Exeter Road would welcome any donated items to help expand its stock. Ref exe 6883-47-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

A Good Samaritan touched by the plight of people suffering with Alzheimer’s disease has spoken about why she set up the Exmouth Cares charity shop.

Read more
Volunteer Harry Griffin with the owner of The Point Richard White.

The Point Bar and Grill at Exmouth Marina put on a three-course meal to raise funds for the RNLI crew volunteers.

Read more
Nick Stiling with the keys to The Britannia Inn in Knowle. Ref exb 7020-48-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

A community village pub is set to reopen its doors - after a Budleigh Salterton publican stepped in and bought it.

Read more
The Calais Soup Kitchen Mission will help refugees over Christmas

Good Samaritans from Exmouth will miss Christmas with their families to help feed refugees who have fled war-torn countries.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:30

A groom who tied the knot on water skis was filmed learning the skill in Exmouth as part of television show Don’t Tell the Bride.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:00
23-05-0399SH Otter Estuary

The risk of ‘toxic’ landfill substances being released by plans to revamp the Otter Estuary is ‘low’, and more surveys will be carried out before anything is done, those behind the project have said.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:41

Fire crews were called out to a kitchen fire in Exmouth.

Read more
Yesterday, 06:30
The Owen Building at Rolle College

A speech justifying Plymouth University’s approach to the Rolle College site has been branded ‘grotesque’.

Read more
Sunday, November 29, 2015
Children from the Topsham school had an assembly as part of Anti Bullying Week given by Roisin Turley: NSPCC Schools Organiser for the region. Roisin Talked to the children on staying safe and it is hoped the youngsters will help raise funds for the charity during their next term. Ref ext 7019-47-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Schoolchildren in Topsham were visited by the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) with an anti-bullying message.

Read more

Local Weather



max temp: 13°C

min temp: 11°C

Most Read News

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Photo Orders
Family notices
Google Plus
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder

Search for a job in Exmouth

Find planning applications