2012-01-28

Hammersmith & Fulham: "Flame of the Past, Flame of the Future"



"A London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham video was made to commemorate the centenary of the Franco-British Exhibition, and the 1908 Olympic Games. In 1908 the Olympic Games came to London for the first time, and more importantly, to Shepherds Bush, where the great White City was being built for the Franco-British Exhibition.

"Using archive film and photos, the video charts the history between 1908 and 2008. Including exclusive interviews with Dame Mary Glen Haig, whose father competed as a fencer in the 1908 Games and was herself a fencer in the Games between 1948 and 1960; and Jo Hutchison who is a fencing hopeful for the 2012 Games.

"Find out what the flip flap was, and why Dorando Pietri became such an infamous name in the marathon."

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