Somerset

Campaign for freedom of Frome for Olympic gold medallist

A campaign has begun to give an Olympic gold medallist the Freedom of Frome.

Bridget Parker was part of the British team that won gold in three-day eventing at the Munich Olympics in 1972.

David Brinn is behind the campaign to have Mrs Parker, 73, who still lives in the Somerset town, honoured.

He said: "Bridget has been quietly working behind the scenes for a long time in Frome."

Mr Brinn added: "She's always been willing to lend her name to things and we just think it would be a good thing to recognise our own Olympic champion.

"Someone who doesn't call on publicity for herself but has done untold good in the past years and is always willing to do what she can to help."

In 2010, Formula One driver Jenson Button was given the freedom of Frome, his home town, in recognition of his achievements in the sport.

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