London 2012 Homecoming – Photo Special

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On Saturday 29th Sep, Wycombe District Council arranged an open top bus parade between Wycombe and Marlow. It was a great event, and here are our best pictures from the day.

Were you there? We would love to add in more photos – especially from inside the park, or if different to ours. Please send them to

The athletes on board were:

  • Katherine Grainger (rower, lives in Marlow) – London 2012 Gold Women’s Double Sculls , following silver in Sydney, Athens and Beijing
  • Greg Searle (rower, lives in Marlow) -London 2012 Bronze in the Men’s Eight, having returned from retirement-  adding to a Gold from 1992 Barcelona and and Bronze from 1996 Atlanta.
  • Ed McKeever – London 2012 Gold, Kayak 200m sprint- lives in Wooburn Green.
  • Ian Rose, one of Great Britain’s most successful Paralympic Judoka- winner of 2 Paralympic medals- 2004 Athens Silver, and 1996 Atlanta Bronze. Ian missed out on 2012 due to injury, but was a torchbearer and played a prominent part in the opening ceremony.
  • Craig Gibbons – High Wycombe born swimmer, competed in Men’s 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay
  • Kevin Brooks – Team GB Swimming Coach, coaches Craig Gibbons – and also Head Coach at Wycombe District Council Swimming Club.
  • John Worrall, born in High Wycombe – competed in Paralympic Sitting Volleyball

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5 thoughts on “London 2012 Homecoming – Photo Special”

  1. Thanks for using my picture of the bus! You must have been behind us at the park entrance as I can see my mum and myself in the crowd picture at the very end!

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Article author: Paul Merchant

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