Village has its very own
Olympic opening ceremony

Wrawby villagers watch as John Curry (centre left) the torchbearer, prepares to cut the tape  to formally unveil a bench dedicated to the day the community played a key part in the nationwide relay. Looking on (centre right) is Chairman of the Parish Council Ian Smith.
Wrawby villagers watch as John Curry (centre left) the torchbearer, prepares to cut the tape to formally unveil a bench dedicated to the day the community played a key part in the nationwide relay. Looking on (centre right) is Chairman of the Parish Council Ian Smith.
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WRAWBY residents now have a lasting reminder of the day the Olympic torch came through the village.

With Olympic fever at 
its height, villagers got 
together again to cut the tape and formally unveil a seat dedicated to the day the community played a key part in the nationwide relay.

More than £700 was collected in donations placed in buckets on the day of the relay and it was the initiative of residents Diane Coult, Anita Greenfield and post lady Sue Hall to use the money to get the bench.

Welcoming everyone to the unveiling, Chairman of Wrawby Parish Council Ian Smith 
said: “I felt elated on the day that the torch came through the village.

“The people of Wrawby have done the Olympics proud, a lot turned out to enjoy the event on the day and everyone did a wonderful job.”

And the honour of cutting the tape went to John Curry from Crowle, who carried the torch through Wrawby.

“When I arrived and saw all the activity in the village I realised I was involved in something special,” he said.

“I am chairman of Scunthorpe Triathlon Club and have been involved in sport in lots of ways. I was delighted to be nominated to carry the torch on a leg through North Lincolnshire.

“I was full of butterflies on the day but delighted to run through Wrawby and I am pleased to be back today and cut the tape for the bench.”