PHOTO SLIDESHOW: Athletes’ homecoming in Mansfield

THOUSANDS of people packed into Market Square on Tuesday evening to welcome home our Olympic and Paralympic heroes.

Rebecca Adlington, Ollie Hynd, Charlotte Henshaw and Chris Adcock all took to the stage to rapturous applause.

Lillie and Abbie Shirley

Lillie and Abbie Shirley

Check out the slideshow by Chad photographers Angela Ward and Roger Grayson.