Olympics past and future
By Jennifer McCann
With the 2012 London Olympics approaching it is perhaps time to recall the success of Welwyn Garden citizen Dennis Carnill. He was a member of the England Hockey Team who played at the Helsinki Olympics in 1952 and came away victorious with the Bronze Medal. He was also a member of the British Hockey team which competed at the Melbourne Olympics in 1956 where they narrowly missed the medals table.
Dennis was the son of Mr R J Carnill, who for many years ran a Haberdashery and Drapers at 42 Howardsgate. Mr Carnill senior was a wicket keeper for the Welwyn Garden City Cricket Club.
They both became Honorary Life Members of the Blueharts Hockey Club.