Olympic pin badges

The Bromley "Crystal Palace" Olympic pin badge

Each London Borough was offered the chance to choose a design for its own Olympic pin badge. Following some nifty on line work by Penge residents, the symbol chosen for the Bromley badge was the Crystal Palace Transmitter. I was never aware of the Bromley badge being produced or marketed. I tried to buy one recently but was told they had sold out. However, we now know that is not true. Having produced 3,000 and somehow got rid of 575, the Olympic marketing company consigned the remaining 2425 to a warehouse. Following a bit of a local campaign, the Crystal Palace badge is now back on sale, currently only online. Although the words Bromley do appear in very small print, the overwhelming image of the badge is that it represents Crystal Palace. I am going to try to get them sold in a local shop but in the meantime if anyone wants to display the local Olympic connection, the badges are available for £6.95 including postage from Pins and Things.   http://www.pinsandthings.com/london-olympic-pins/470-london-2012-olympic-borough-series-bromley-pin-badge.html

The manufacturers have also said that if any other local retailers wish to stock the pins they can be provided.


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This blog is maintained by Cllr Kathy Bance MBE, Cllr Peter Fookes and Cllr Kevin Brooks, the Labour Party councillors for Penge & Cator ward on Bromley Council.
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