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Items owned by Olympic medalists to be displayed at Craven Museum, Skipton
9:00am Wednesday 28th August 2013 in News
Iconic items owned by Craven’s Olympic medalists, rower Andy Hodge and archer Danielle Brown, are to go on display at Craven Museum in Skipton.
Andy from Hebden, who won the gold medal in the coxless four at the London Olympics, has donated a rowing suit and a commemorative oar and Danielle of Lothersdale, who won the women’s gold in archery at the Paralympic games, has handed over an archery target board. Both have also given tickets from the closing ceremony.
The display is being organised by Craven Museum’s collections and interpretations officer, Martin Wills.
“I approached them both becasue I wanted to bring our display case, which relates to notable people of Skipton, up to date.
“The objects they have provided are amazing. The only problem at present is we are awaiting more money to improve the display area.
“We’ve received help from Skipton Building Society and Marks & Spencer and the Friends of Craven Museum have promised some help,” said Martin. It was hoped to have the display ready for the public later this year.
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