Finally it’s Northampton’s turn to live the Olympic dream and welcome the Torch through the town on Monday.
Thousands are expected to join in with the celebrations and become part of history as 15 Torchbearers flaunt the flame from one end of the town to the other.
Starting at 10.20am (time subject to change) the Torch will arrive at Weedon Road (near Gambrel Road) before heading to: St James Road, St. Peter’s Way, Bridge Street, Drapery, Market Square, Abington Street, St. Giles Street, Guildhall Road, St. John’s Street and Victoria Promenade before finishing at Becket’s Park.
The Torch is expected to leave Becket’s Park at around 11.10am to continue on its travels to Leicester for day 45.
Councillor David Mackintosh, Leader of Northampton Borough Council, said that he hoped people from across Northampton would line the streets as and welcome the torch as it moves through the town.
He added: “I’m really pleased our town will have the honour of hosting the Olympic Torch. Now that people can see exactly where the Flame will be carried, it will help bring the event to life and encourage people to get involved in this once-in-a-lifetime event.”
On its exciting 70 day journey throughout the UK, the Olympic Torch will come within an hour of 95% of the people in the UK, passing through more than 1,000 town, cities and villages.
An average of 115 Torchbearers a day will carry the Olympic Flame during its 8,000 mile journey ahead of the Olympic Opening Ceremony in London, signifying the official start of the 2012 Olympic Games.
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