Civic Reception for Jessica Ennis, Barker's Pool, Sheffield
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Title:Civic Reception for Jessica Ennis, Barker's Pool, Sheffield
Date Period:2000-2019
Photographer:Cheryl Bailey

Crowds gathered in Barker's Pool to welcome Jessica Ennis back to Sheffield after achieving a gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics.

Jessica Ennis was born in 1986, the eldest daughter of Vinnie and Alison Ennis. She was educated at Sharrow Primary School, King Ecgbert Secondary School and the University of Sheffield (where she read Psychology). She attended the World University Games in 2005 winning a bronze medal. At the London 2012 Olympics she won a gold medal for the heptathlon event. The same year she was awarded the Freedom of the City of Sheffield.

This billboard was erected before the Olympics started in August 2012.


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