|Name:||London 2012 Inspire Mark|
|Description:||London 2012 Inspire Mark|
|Contributor:||London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games|
|Rights:||London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games|
For the past two years, the West Yorkshire Archive Service has been working with sports fans and players to create a fascinating collection of memories. Made possible with a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, interviews have been carried out with Bradford Bulls, Bradford City, Leeds Rhinos, Leeds United, Huddersfield Town and Wakefield Wildcats. All these memories are now available online at www.nowthen.org/collections where you can learn more about the rich history of West Yorkshire’s sporting clubs and the passion instilled in their fans and players.
The West Yorkshire Archive Service has also created a gallery of images from the stages of the Olympic Torch Relay that took place across our region. The gallery titled ‘The West Yorkshire Big Olympic Flame’ has been put together with photographs taken from members of the public and local organisations. These images were tweeted to @wyorksarchives or contributed via nowthen.org. Visit www.nowthen.org/collections/olympic-torch-flame to see the whole archive.
Graham Hebblethwaite, Chief Officer of West Yorkshire Joint Services, which oversees the West Yorkshire Archive Service said: “It is encouraging to see that the West Yorkshire Archive Service can play a part in such an important national event as the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The Sporting Heroes project has given us the opportunity to showcase our region’s rich sporting landscape.”
Councillor said: “Sport plays such a big in lives of West Yorkshire people and it is great to see that we can promote this fascinating part of our culture. Through the collection of fans’ and players’ memories, we can record the history of sport in West Yorkshire for generations to come.”