DINAS POWYS “WALK OF FAME” PLAQUE FOR OLYMPIC SAILING CHAMPION HANNAH MILLS

The special plaque installed at The Twyn in the centre of Dinas Powys

A special plaque installed at The Twyn in the centre of Dinas Powys now marks the achievements of local Olympic Gold Medal champion yachtswoman Hannah Mills MBE

Dinas Powys has today been celebrating the achievements of local hero and Olympic gold medal sailor Hannah Mills MBE –  who hails from the village and who learned to sail in Penarth.

Dinas Powys Community Council hosted a special reception at the Parish Hall and a celebratory plaque has been installed in a paved area of the  “The Twyn” –  on what is now probably destined to become Dinas Powys’s very own Hollywood-style “walk of fame”.

Dinas Powys villagers joined Hannah Mills for an informal reception at the Parish Hall

Dinas Powys villagers joined Hannah Mills for an informal reception at the Parish Hall

Hannah – with her crewmate Saskia Clark – won the won gruelling women’s 470 Class in the 2016 Rio Olympics amd has since been awarded  an MBE and endowed with several other prestigious titles.

From left to right Cllr Margaret Hayley chair of Dinas Powys Community Council, Hannah Mills MBE and the Secretary of State for Wales Alun Cairns who is MP for the Vale of Glamorgan

(Left to right) Cllr Margaret Hayley chair of Dinas Powys Community Council, Hannah Mills MBE and the Secretary of State for Wales Alun Cairns who is MP for the Vale of Glamorgan

Amongst the distinguished guests and councillors and members of local organisations attending today’s celebration, was the Secretary of State for Wales Alun Cairns who is Conservative MP for the Vale of Glamorgan, and the chair  of Dinas Powys Community Council  Cllr Margaret Hayley (Conservative Twyn Ward) – who will be retiring from the council in May this year.

The Welsh Secretary has just become a trustee of Ocean Water Sports which is developing the Barry Community Water Sports Centre at Barry Docks

Members of Dinas Powys Community Council pose for a historic photo with MBE and Olympic Champion Hannah Mills

Members of Dinas Powys Community Council pose for a historic photo with Olympic Champion Hannah Mills MBE

Several members of Dinas Powys Community Council also attended what was an unique event in the history of the village

Hannan Mills MBE shares a joke with local villagers at the reception at Dinas Powys Parish Hall

Hannan Mills MBE shares a joke with local villagers at the reception at Dinas Powys Parish Hall

Hannah, who is very well-known in her home village, enjoyed meeting again many local people and has confirmed that she will be defending her title in the 2020  Olympic Games in Tokyo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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One Response to DINAS POWYS “WALK OF FAME” PLAQUE FOR OLYMPIC SAILING CHAMPION HANNAH MILLS

  1. Chris Franks says:

    Great coverage, many thanks. It was a wonderful event.

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