Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Paralympics Flame in Tring

George Hedges leads off as the first torch bearer in Tring
Yesterday evening the flame started its final journey at Stoke Mandeville - where the idea of the paralympics started - and the torch was due at Tring about three hours later. So I went down the town last night to see the flame carried through the town shortly after 11pm - and this picture was taken where the Tring part of the walk eventually started at Donkey Lane, immediately after it had been lit, at about 5 minutes past 1am this morning.
Later News
For a report by a couple of runners through Tring see Shoreham couple overwhelmed by Paralympic Torch relay crowds. The flame was carried through Tring by a number of torchbearers.

B.T.W. Robert Winter of Tring carried the Olympic Flame at Stoke Mandeville on July 9 and his torch will be on display for a while in the Tring Local History Museum, starting in Mid September.

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