‘Chariots of Fire’ plaque unveiled in Broadstairs

Mayor Peter Shaw with the plaque Photo Frank Leppard

An unveiling of a blue plaque in honour of the 1924 Olympic Games athletes who stayed at a Broadstairs hotel has taken place today (June 29).

The plaque was officially unveiled at the former Carlton Hotel in Victoria Parade  by Broadstairs mayor Peter Shaw as part of a day of events marking the town’s place in  the Olympic team’s history.

The event also included a presentation, film script raffle and a screening of the film at The Palace Cinema.

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A re-enactment of the Chariots of Fire race took place on the beach at 3pm.

It is the culmination of several years’ work to uncover the evidence linking the 1924 athletics team to the property.

Find the full story behind the research here