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Exhibition Celebrates 1948 London Olympics

An exhibition celebrating the last time the Olympic games came to London is currently on display in Hethersett Library.

The exhibition, which has been put together by Hethersett Parish Councillor and Chair of Hethersett Olympic Committee Shane Hull, features old news articles and information on the 1948 Olympics along with photographs from the 2011 visit of the 1948 torch to the village's four schools. Shane is pictured above with wife Lorraine putting the display together.

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Hethersett High School pupils have been busy designing a new commemorative torch to mark this year's Olympic Games.

An after school club came up with a variety of designs for the village's own torch and the winner will be chosen from the top three by the school's science department. It is hoped to manufacture the winning design as a lasting legacy of the 2012 London Olympic games. The competition is being supported by Hethersett Parish Council

It is hoped to have the wining design available by Easter in time for use at various village festivities in the run up to the London Olympics. It is also hoped to feature the unique torch at this year's Royal Norfolk Show when 205 children from Hethersett will take part in a grand parade featuring the flags of all 205 nations participating in the Olympics. IThe Hethersett Torch will also go on display in Hethersett Library.

Shane Hull of Hethersett Parish Council and chair of the village Olympic Committee is pictured above with some of the High School designs and the Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, secretary of state for culture, Media, sport and the Olympics and Stephen Castle, Chair of the Nations and Regions Group which is responsible for all aspects of Olympic activity in the East of England.