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Mayor of Louth greets Olympic Torch Relay... dressed as a sausage

By ChrisRedford  |  Posted: June 27, 2012

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Mayor Jill-Makinson-Sanders among the crowds in Louth welcoming the Olympic Torch.

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The Olympic torch had a sizzling welcome in Louth - from the Mayor dressed as a Lincolnshire sausage.

Jill Makinson-Sanders arrived among the crowds before 7am, in spite of speculation about where she would do it.

A firm supporter of the campaign to get protected status for the Lincolnshire sausage, she said: "I'm here as a member of the community - not the Mayor.

"Today is Louth Sausage Day. Louth welcomes the Olympic Torch and is proud to announce that the day will also be a celebration of sausages.

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"There are free samples and sausage deals from all of the Louth butchers.  

 "I'm here support the Lincolnshire sausage and be part of this amazing day. So far the response has been very welcoming."

Local resident Mary Carter, 67, said: "Good for her. The Lincolnshire sausage should be protected.

"Everyone loves them - I've even taken them to Germany. No one can make them the same."

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  • romeros  |  July 05 2012, 1:48PM

    No harm, no foul. I still say well done & great publicity. Sounds like sour grapes to me from silly people with too much time on their hands.

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  • WalterMitty1  |  June 30 2012, 1:04PM

    lashbaby She did gain lots of adverse publicity for Louth.

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  • mentalmickey  |  June 30 2012, 10:50AM

    That costume is the wurst.

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  • lashbaby  |  June 30 2012, 12:01AM

    Today friday, her actions were discussed twice on Chris Tarrant's afternoon show on radio 2 which attracts about 8 million listeners, she should be congratulated for having a bit of guile to gain so much publicity for her town, good on her.

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  • Adrian1208  |  June 28 2012, 7:09PM

    This sausage idea, has had more interest than the Olympic Flame coming through the County

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  • ludaman  |  June 28 2012, 3:43PM

    Is her entire year going to be dedicated to the sausage? Louth deserves better.

  • oppio  |  June 28 2012, 3:40PM

    No one likes an upstager! Silly mare.

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  • romeros  |  June 28 2012, 11:27AM

    I think it's marvellous, I should have gone dressed as a fried egg, and perhaps some chums dressd as bacon and an HP sauce bottle ........ great idea. More please.

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  • Chas24  |  June 28 2012, 5:18AM

    Olympic Torch Relay Party at Yarborough sports ground. Samsung and Coca Cola heavily promoted, Lincoln Mayor to resign ?.

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  • Borninskeggy  |  June 28 2012, 12:36AM

    I reckon Jill is gonna get a 'basting' for ths one... Has to be said there was a fantastic atmosphere in Louth this morning, and i can't say the sausage added or detracted from that. I love a traditional Lincolnshire sausage and sort of appreciate the Mayor attempting to champion the cause. That said, award winning sausages are produced across the county and I dont think it helped that she appeared to have borrowed a costume from Walls. I really did think it was a bit of harmless fun that the town had got away with, until she was interviewed live on calendar having travelled to Lincoln... #slightlyembarrassing

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