Wellington Festival Launch Event - Eddie the 'Eagle' Edwards
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Wellington Festival Launch Event - Eddie the 'Eagle' Edwards

Wellington Festival Launch Event - Eddie the 'Eagle' Edwards

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Memorial Hall, Wrekin College

Wellington

Telford, United Kingdom

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The first competitor to represent Great Britain in Olympic ski jumping in 1988.  At the time, he was the British ski jumping record holder, the world number nine in amateur speed skier (106.8 mph (171.9 km/h)) and held a stunt jumping world record of 6 buses or ten cars.   This year, his story is told in the  biographical film Eddie the Eagle telling of his perseverance and achievements all without funding.

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