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Olympic Milestones to be Unveiled
The Olympics will leave a lasting, permanent legacy across Derbyshire with the unveiling of eleven milestone markers on September 9th.
Eleven engraved milestones will mirror Derbyshire’s Torch Relay Route on September 9th and will be placed in each of the nine towns and villages that the torch passed through.
These are: Glapwell, Bolsover, Calow, Chesterfield, Matlock, Darley Dale, Bakewell, Buxton and Ashbourne.
Derbyshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture Andrew Lewer said: “The Olympics have been a proud moment for the UK and for our county.
“We want to celebrate the incredible achievements of everyone involved and also leave a permanent reminder of the Olympics here in Derbyshire.”
Each marker is made from the different, distinctive local stone of the area it is placed in and will be engraved with the name of the village or town, London 2012, and the distance in miles to the Olympic park in London.
Each stone will also have a line of poetry engraved on it to form an overall Olympic Torch Relay poem, written by Derbyshire’s Poet Laureate Matt Black.
The eleven markers will be unveiled by Derbyshire Olympic Torch bearers on Sunday September 9th to coincide with the closing ceremony of the 2012 Paralympics Games.
The stones have been designed and carved by local stone mason Andy Oldfield.
The milestones will be unveiled at:
Glapwell, Bolsover Road 11am
Bolsover, Langwith Road 11.35am
Calow, Chesterfield Road 12.15pm
Chesterfield, Chesterfield Road 12.50pm
Highfields School, Matlock 1.35pm
Matlock, Crown Square 2.45pm
Darley Dale Dale Road South, 3.20pm
Bakewell, Baslow Road by bridge, 3.55pm
Buxton, Terrace Road by The Slopes, 4.40pm
Ashbourne, Market Place, 5.45pm
Derby, Market Place, 6.40pm
George Wharmby, Amber Sound FM News
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