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Older residents carry the Olympic torch

Release Date: 01-Nov-2011
A group of residents from Lyn Royd retirement grange in Linthwaite have been showing Huddersfield University students that you are never too old to get involved in the Olympics.
Denise Humble (scheme coordinator), Margaret Molt and Wille Hague, Front row May and Leonard Mills, Dorethy Sykes and Joan Cox.

Denise Humble (scheme coordinator), Margaret Molt and Wille Hague, Front row May and Leonard Mills, Dorethy Sykes and Joan Cox.



The residents took the opportunity to hold the Olympic torch when it came to the university in October, as part of a nationwide search for future torch holders.

They were given VIP treatment by the student union and given a special time slot to have their picture taken with the flame.

Before heading back to Linthwaite, the residents took full advantage of being in a youthful environment and enjoyed a drink in the student union with some of the students.

All those involved agreed that it was a great opportunity for them, having followed many Olympic events in the past. Resident Dorothy Sykes said how proud she was to hold the torch and what a great opportunity it was for Huddersfield.