This summer has seen a fantastic season of Olympic activity and incredible success for the GB Teams.
On Friday 26 August, Ruddington Fun organised an event to celebrate this Olympic success.
Generations of residents have walked along the wall that surrounds St Peter’s Rooms, so they were invited to do it again and on completion receive a medal for their efforts. Flags and bunting adorned the area and incredibly 103 people – ranging from 1 to 80 years of age – and one dog took up the challenge. I say ‘incredibly’ as the idea only came to me 36 hours earlier so there was limited time to publicise it!
Thanks go to John Hallatt, (a local “Olympian” in that he was an official at the 2012 Olympics), the Nottingham Building Society team, the Streetwise team, Parish Council staff, Village Museum team and of course all the local individuals, both human and canine, who took part. (You can find more photos on the Ruddington Fun Facebook page).
Also thanks to Borough Councillor Jean Greenwood who walked the wall and helped hand out the medals and to Steve from Aero Visual Services for filming the event.
Special thanks are also extended to Oliver Blood for removing the railings that sat on top of the wall. Without his actions in the 1970s, we would have been unable to do our Wall Walk in 2016. An annual event perhaps?