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Proud Black Country bosses speak following Olympic torch relay
11:06pm Saturday 30th June 2012 in News
BLACK Country bosses have spoken of their pride in the borough following today’s Olympic Torch events.
A day of events were organised by the Tipton Road attraction for 1,000 lucky ticket holders to watch the Olympic torch journey through the museum.
Visitors, many who came dressed in patriotic colours, were entertained by dancers, musicians and performers as they awaited for the arrival of the relay procession, which entered the museum aboard President, a 100 year-old steam narrow boat, via Dudley Canal Trust.
Andrew Lovett, Director and Chief Executive of Black Country Living Museum said: “The Olympic Torch Relay is a genuine once-in-a-lifetime experience and it was wonderful to see Museum staff and visitors enter into the spirit of the day. Many visitors dressed up in costume in keeping with the period of the Museum village and everyone who attended left with a lasting memory of a very special day.
“A great deal of work took place behind the scenes to make the event such a success and I’d like to thank everyone who played a part. We can be very proud to think that a little bit of the Black Country will shine when the Olympic cauldron is lit in London on 27 July”.
June Hodgetts, General Manager of Dudley Canal Trust, added: “Today has been a fabulous day for the Dudley Canal Tunnel and Limestone Mines. The music has been loud, the children have all made their flags and decorated the site and then waited patiently for the arrival of the torch. To watch the torch enter our site and board President steam powered narrow boat with all the cheering and waving from the community groups and the level of noise as the torch entered was amazing and it was a moment in history that the people of Dudley will never forget. I don’t think I have ever been more proud to live and work in the Black Country.”
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