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Hethersett's Olympic giant jigsaw

PUBLISHED: 14:28 03 July 2012

Marian Watt with the Hethersett jigsaw piece pictured at the village's Wednesday Painting for Pleasure art group.

Marian Watt with the Hethersett jigsaw piece pictured at the village's Wednesday Painting for Pleasure art group.

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Hethersett artist Marian Watt has provided a vital piece in an Active Norfolk giant jigsaw.

The puzzle is being put together ahead of the London 2012 Olympics and will feature individual pieces put together by villages throughout Norfolk who have taken part in village games organised by Active Norfolk.

Hethersett recently won the South Norfolk area village games and will take part in the county finals at the UEA Sportspark on July 15. The completed jigsaw will be on display at that event and will also be used by Active Norfolk to promote sport and the Olympics during 2012 before eventually finding a permanent home somewhere in the county.

Chairman of Hethersett and the Meltons Sports Association, Peter Steward, said: “We were asked to fill a piece of the jigsaw with images of what sport means to our village.

“So we asked Marian, who is a former art and crafts teacher, to help and she came up with an excellent design featuring aspects of the Hethersett village sign, along with trainers featuring the name of the village and also footprints on which we have included some of our sporting images of the past 12 months.”

Mr Steward, who is also the Active Norfolk Village sports co-ordinator, added: “It was a difficult task choosing just a few images from a year that saw us win the South Norfolk area games, come second in the county games, be named Norfolk sports village of the year and Norfolk Champion of Champions in awards organised by the Eastern Daily Press and Active Norfolk.”

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