Paralympic hero Simon celebrated by Maryport

Paralympic hero Simon celebrated by Maryport
 

Hundreds of people lined the streets of Maryport for a parade to congratulate the town's Paralympic hero Simon Lawson.
The wheelchair racer finished 14th in the men's T54 marathon in Rio in extreme heat and without a water pack, which broke in the warm-up.
Spectators gathered around St Mary's Church, on Curzon Street and Senhouse Street to welcome Cumbria's only Paralympian.
People of all ages waved Great Britain flags and chanted Simon's name as he made his way through the town.
Youngsters from Maryport schools were among the crowds.
Julie Birkett, senior teaching assistant at Netherhall... read more

 
30 September 2016 in Regional North West , Views: 25
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