Monday 21 May 2012

Olympic Torch Relay Exeter

The evening of Sunday 20th May 2012 saw the arrival of the Olympic flame in Exeter, it stayed overnight and left from the quayside early on the 21st.

These photographs cover a handover in Topsham Road on Sunday and the lighting of the first torch on Monday morning at the quay.

Yvonne Budd from Exeter Gymnastics club waiting with anticipation and excitement

Being given instructions and told what to expect


What has become known as the Olympic Torch 'Kiss'

Next morning on the quay, I don't think the first torch bearer,  Paul Giblin co-ordinator of the Exeter Respect Festival, could have been more happy!

Guarding the flame

Last minute instructions

Tricky operation

and it's lit!

Last shot before the flame heads off out of Exeter