Torch film goes on sale
A special celebration of the Olympic Torch Relay which included tales of Olympics past and present was held on Tuesday.
More than 120 guests including former Olympian Barry Dagger and Torchbearers for the London 2012 Olympic Games visited the Guildhall in Grantham for the event which also included the premier of a specially commissioned video of the South Kesteven relay days.
Cllr John Smith, the councillor responsible for Olympic arrangements in South Kesteven thanked everyone for the part they played in the Torch Relay and said: "The Torchbearers, police and the people of SK showed tremendous spirit despite the very worst the awful weather could throw at us."
Chief Executive Beverly Agass paid tribute to former Olympians Alistair McCorquodale and Barry Dagger who are an inspiration to SK's current Olympians Sophie Allen and Rob Welbourn. She congratulated Sophie on reaching the London finals and wished Rob the very best of luck in the Paralympics.
Neil McCorquodale also spoke about his father who competed in the 1948 Olympics also in London.
The video shown at the event shows how residents of South Kesteven celebrated the Olympic Torch Relay in all four of the district's market towns. This is now available to buy for £4.95 from the Guildhall Arts Centre, Stamford Arts Centre, Bourne Leisure Centre and Market Deeping Leisure Centre.
The DVD includes footage from;
- Belton House and Grantham
- Burghley House and Stamford
- Market Deeping, Thurlby and Bourne
All proceeds from the sale of the DVD will go to the Chairman of the council, Cllr Rosemary Kaberry-Brown's charities; Macmillan Nurses and the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance.