1948 Olympics and 2012 Torch Relay

Lent by Audrey Sawyer
Lent by Audrey Sawyer

In 2012 we held an Exhibition to celebrate the Olympic Torch passing through Dorking in 1948. We appealed for people’s own photographs. We displayed these at the Exhibition and then kept a copy for our Archives; photographs that hadn’t been seen for over 50 years had now been seen by a whole new audience.

This image is St Paul’s runner Ted Henton carrying the flame through Westcott in July 1948.

Photograph taken by Tom Loftus
Photograph taken by Tom Loftus

In July; we were able to add the pictures of the 2012 Olympic Torch Relay to our Archive.

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