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Olympic pride for Ruth
7:40pm Wednesday 12th September 2012 in Evesham
A WORCESTERSHIRE woman has spoken of her “unforgettable” experiences as a games maker during the London Olympics.
Ruth Bull, aged 73, of Burford Gardens, Evesham, was a member of the dispatch team at the Fleet Depot, in Park Lane, where 900 BMWs were dispatched to take dignitaries and officials to Olympic venues across the city.
Mrs Bull did 10 eight-hour shifts over five weeks – and was even given tickets for the technical rehearsal for the opening ceremony and athletics as a perk of the job.
“When I sat in the stadium that evening I just could not believe I was there,” she said. “I will never forget the sound and the lighting and the sheer vastness of this beautiful stadium.
“Perhaps the most memorable for me was having the privilege of wearing that uniform. Travelling into London on the tube each time to do my shift it never failed to attract the attention of fellow travellers.”