Mary Rand will be awarded the freedom of Wells today.
In the 1964 Olympic Games she became the first British female athlete to win gold in track and field events.
Ms Rand grew up in Wells, but now lives in America.
The Freedom of the city ceremony takes place in the town hall at 2pm and is followed by a procession to St Cuthbert's Church.
More top news
It will be dry and cool tonight but the week ahead does not look too good.
Extreme endurance athlete Sean Conway says completing a triathlon around the entire coast-line of Britain was harder than he ever imagined.
Three Lions have been getting into the spirit of tonight's England match by playing their own game of football.