Tag: Tommy Green

Olympic medallists to get Freedom of the Borough

  The Council has announced its intention to award Freedom of the Borough to Eastleigh’s two  Olympic and Paralympic gold medallists.  The decision to award  honour -the highest that the borough can bestow – is set to be agreed at a Full Council meeting later this month. Mayor of Eastleigh Councillor Rupert Kyrle made the announcement…

Tommy Green: Eastleigh’s Olympic Hero

You may be familiar with  ‘Tommy Green Walk’ a small cul-de-sac on the Pirelli estate, but how much do you know about the man it is named after – Eastleigh’s first Olympic hero? Len Mackenzie married Edna, one of Tommy Green’s daughters. The couple who are in their 80s, now live near Redditch in Worcestershire.…

Olympic flame to pass through Eastleigh!!!

Eastleigh residents will be celebrating the News that the Olympic flame will be travelling through the borough next year in the run up to the 2012 London Olympics. The torch is being carried 8,000 miles by a relay of 8,000 people over 70 day period. The journey will at Lands End on 19 May and…