From the 19 May, the Olympic torch relay has toured the UK in the run-up to the London Games. In total it will take 70 days and be carried by 8,000 torchbearers. Arriving on the 27th July in time for the opening ceremony. It’s been said that at least 95% of the country’s population will be within 60 minutes of the route so there is absolutely no excuse for missing such an historic occasion.
That is why today the streets of Selby were packed with people just waiting to catch a glimpse of the flaming torch as it was carried through this little market town. The torch was transported from Camblesforth this morning and arrived just after 9.15am at the Three Lakes Centre on Bawtry Road. From there it was carried along Park Street and then through the cheering crowds past the Abbey and onto Gowthorpe.
I managed a few photos but it really was over too quick. I must admit there are times that you want to take in a sight without looking through a camera lens. This was just one of those occasions. Watching the Olympic torch carried through Selby was a once in a lifetime event that I will remember for a very long time.
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