The day the Olympic torch went through town.

July 12, 2012
A couple of weeks ago and much like other towns in Britain, we were visited by the Olympic torch. We were allowed to leave work earlier exceptionally and go see it. I figured I should as it’s an unusual event and nothing every happens here anyway…
It was raining like a biblical deluge for a while and it nearly got cancelled, but although we were all very wet by the time we got there, it happened as planned. Before the torch bearer walked through the High Street there were was some entertainment to keep the crowds amused.

These people are dressed as old ladies sat on a shopping trolley but in reality they’re using a Segway with an inbuilt sound system.

Some organized fun, courtesy of the Olympic games organizers.

Some circus people doing circus things.

It rained so much earlier and it was so wet that this lady decided it was better to just take off her shoes.

Here comes the torch lady…

There goes the torch lady… and she’s gone. And that was it. Off to the pub we went.
How do you feel about the Olympic Games? Are you going to be watching?

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  • Reply Andrea Deal July 12, 2012 at 12:36

    I love the old lady on the shopping trolley! Too funny!

  • Reply Vix July 12, 2012 at 14:21

    What great shots! I'll probably be more into the Olympics once they start, I do love the athletics!
    Your town looks very much like mine, same style of buildings and loads of chazza shops! x

  • Reply Rosemary the Shopper July 12, 2012 at 18:45

    Going to the Olympics? Not in a million years! I'm staying well away from London for the duration. It'll be bad enough to have to hear about it morning, noon and night. Still, it is nice to see the torch. That's probably the only good thing about it, as far as I'm concerned, and how communities turn out to see it go by.

    Rosemary from http://www.foreveronthecatwalkoflife.com

  • Reply riotdontdiet July 13, 2012 at 00:40

    quem me dera ai estar, para os jogos 🙁

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