Archive for the ‘The Olympics’ Category

A new plaque for our Gold Letter Box

by Mary Burstow on 26 March, 2013

                  On Monday, Cheams Olympic Gold medalist, Joanna Rowsell unveiled the plaque on the Gold Letter Box in Cheam.  I feel very proud that we now have a permanent memento of Joanna’s achievement.  

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Help, what happened to our Gold Post Box!!

by Mary Burstow on 1 March, 2013

Panic broke out across Cheam last Friday, when residents saw a workman stripping off the gold paint from our Post Box.   Were the Post Office going to paint our post box red again? Fortunately not.  When it was painted gold last year, the workmen just painted gold over the red and the red was now […]

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Summer of Fun Exhibition

by Mary Burstow on 21 December, 2012

Last week, I attended the launch of the exhibition in the Europa Gallery, charting this years amazing summer.  When the borough celebrated not only the Queens Diamond Jubilee, but also the Olympics coming to London.  Highlights were the many Street Partys (would the weather hold?) and the Olympic Torch coming through Carshalton and Sutton.  WOW, […]

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Our Gold Post Box is here to stay

by Mary Burstow on 3 November, 2012

I am so pleased to see the news today, that Royal Mail have decided to keep their Gold Post Boxes.  Not only that, but they will also put a commemorative plaque on them as well.  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20183986 Joanne Rowsell’s Olympic Gold Medal winning achievement in the cycling is something to be very proud of.  I am so […]

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Disposing of Olympic Banners

by Mary Burstow on 29 October, 2012

Readers of my blog, will know I took a keen interest in the Olympic Banners.  I was not desperately complementary about them!!  I felt they would be better suited to a Supermarket Car Park.  (I still think that!) Now that the Olympics are over, the banners have been taken down.  I wanted to know what […]

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Congratulations to David Weir

by Mary Burstow on 5 September, 2012

One more Gold for David Weir I was so pleased to see local man David Weir win the T54 15oom in the Paralimpics last night.  The race was nail biting to watch, but what a finish! It is incredible to think that last week David was well know locally, but in truth nationally was hardly […]

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Congratulations to David Weir

by Mary Burstow on 3 September, 2012

Paul and I joined much of Sutton in watching David Weir in the  Mens T54 5000m final of the Paralympics.  Watching the race was nail biting.  It looked as if he kept on being boxed in, then suddenly in the last lap he stormed ahead.  What a brilliant race. Hopefully this will mean Sutton gets […]

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Gold Letter Box in Cheam

by Mary Burstow on 3 September, 2012

Whilst I was on holiday, I was so pleased to hear about Cheam Woman,  Joanna Rowsell winning Gold in the Cycling womens team pursuit.  What an amazing achievement! http://www.joannarowsell.com/ http://www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/local/suttonnews/9856823.Cheam_cyclist_Joanna_Rowsell_wins_Olympic_gold/ For me the icing on the cake, has to be having the letter box in Cheam Village painted Gold to mark this achievement. I love the […]

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Good Luck David Weir tonight

by Mary Burstow on 2 September, 2012

Sutton’s David Weir will be competing in the mens T54 5000m final tonight at 9.49pm. http://davidweir.net/ http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/olympics/paralympic-sport/8721926/London-2012-Paralympics-David-Weir-is-Britains-Goliath.html I will be glued to the television cheering you on.

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Olympic Banners – What happens next?

by Mary Burstow on 28 August, 2012

A constituent contacted me regarding the Olympic banners in Cheam village and could he have one after the Paralympics. It is a very good question and one which I must confess had not occured to.  Sutton Council tell me that: We have had a number of enquiries regarding the Street banners and at the next […]

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