Former Olympian Dame Mary Peters visiting Norfolk

PUBLISHED: 15:09 19 July 2019 | UPDATED: 15:09 19 July 2019

Dame Mary Peters is coming to North Walsham. Picture: Aaron McCracken/Harrisons

Dame Mary Peters is coming to North Walsham. Picture: Aaron McCracken/Harrisons

Aaron McCracken/Harrison Photography

Former British Olympian Dame Mary Peters is heading to Norfolk to officially open a new retirement homes complex.

The national treasure is best known for winning a gold medal in the pentathlon at the Munich Olympics in 1972.

She went on to win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award.

You may also want to watch:

She will be at the Louis Arthur Court retirement living development on New Road in North Walsham from 11am to 2pm on Wednesday, August 21, where she is due to give an insightful talk about her successful athletics career.

She said: "I'm very much looking forward to visiting Louis Arthur Court and to spending time with the people of North Walsham."

Retirement builder McCarthy and Stone named the development, which comprises 45 one and two-bedroom age-exclusive apartments, in honour of Prince Louis Arthur Charles of Cambridge, the third child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the North Norfolk News. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the North Norfolk News