Games end on a high at celebratory event

CHURCHES, schools, businesses, members of the Armed Forces and many others from Kineton and surrounding areas ended more than two months of sporting endeavor to mark the Olympics.

A special ceremony was held at Compton Verney to close the Edgehill Games, in which hundreds of people had participated in a range of competitions including cycling, swimmming, golf, football, tennis, rugby, hockey, raft racing, running, tug-of-war and pub games.

Kenilworth and Southam MP Jeremy Wright presented medals to winners - the overall winner being Kineton.

Organiser Barry Jackson said: “The aim of the games was to have fun and get the community together. They have certainly achieved that.”