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Olympic gold medallist Lady Mary Peters shows off medal at retirement homes launch

Lady Mary Peters opening the new Louis Arthur Court Retirement Living development in North Walsham. Picture: Jamie Honeywood

Lady Mary Peters opening the new Louis Arthur Court Retirement Living development in North Walsham. Picture: Jamie Honeywood

Jamie Honeywood Archant Norwich Norfolk

Olympic athlete turned national treasure Lady Mary Peters showed off her gold medal when she officially opened a new retirement homes complex in Norfolk.

Lady Mary Peters opening the new Louis Arthur Court Retirement Living development in North Walsham. Picture: Jamie HoneywoodLady Mary Peters opening the new Louis Arthur Court Retirement Living development in North Walsham. Picture: Jamie Honeywood

Best known for winning the medal in the pentathlon at the Munich Olympics in 1972, the Northern Irishwoman visited McCarthy and Stone's North Walsham development, Louis Arthur Court, on Wednesday, August 21.

The 80-year-old said: "It was a pleasure to visit and give a talk on the Olympics and my athletics career. I enjoyed meeting and chatting to homeowners."

As a commemoration of her gold medal win, she set up the Mary Peters Trust, which is now Northern Ireland's leading sporting charity.

It helps young people, both disabled and able-bodied, achieve their sporting dreams and ambitions.

Lady Mary Peters speaking with residents at the opening of the new Louis Arthur Court Retirement Living development in North Walsham. Picture: Jamie HoneywoodLady Mary Peters speaking with residents at the opening of the new Louis Arthur Court Retirement Living development in North Walsham. Picture: Jamie Honeywood

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

Lady Mary Peters speaking with residents at the opening of the new Louis Arthur Court Retirement Living development in North Walsham. Picture: Jamie HoneywoodLady Mary Peters speaking with residents at the opening of the new Louis Arthur Court Retirement Living development in North Walsham. Picture: Jamie Honeywood

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Lady Mary Peters with her Olympic gold medal at the opening of the new Louis Arthur Court Retirement Living development in North Walsham. Picture: Jamie HoneywoodLady Mary Peters with her Olympic gold medal at the opening of the new Louis Arthur Court Retirement Living development in North Walsham. Picture: Jamie Honeywood

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