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Inspiration aplenty as Elmbridge recounts a glorious 2012
Few would argue that 2012 was a year like no other, kicking off with the Queen’s diamond jubilee celebrations.
The summer’s Olympic and Paralympic Games saw the culmination of some historic sporting moments that will inspire a generation.
The next Royston Pike lecture will reminisce one of the most exciting years in British history, with a panel of speakers talking about their personal experiences in some of the iconic events of 2012.
Games Makers and torchbearers from the area were among the many volunteers and community heroes who played a key role in delivering the Olympics, and will talk about what it meant to be part of London 2012.
The talk will also recognise the achievements of those involved in organising some of the Jubilee celebrations that took place across the borough to commemorate the Queen’s 60-year reign.
Councillor Jan Fuller, portfolio holder for leisure and culture, said: “I am delighted that local Games Makers and torchbearers have accepted to come along to share their experience of the Games.
“Local jubilee event organisers will also talk about the wonderful community atmosphere during the jubilee weekend.
“We are extremely proud of the volunteers who dedicate so much of their time to contribute to the success of such exciting events.”
2012: That Was the Year That Was; Weybridge Hall, Church Street KT13 8DX; January 17, 8pm; £1.90, available on the door.