Everyone remembers the excitement and national pride generated by the amazing London 2012 Olympic Games – and Droitwich played its part.
The Olympic Flame, lit at the Temple of Hera in Olympia, home of the Ancient Olympic Games, on May 10, made its way to Droitwich on May 24.
Thousands of people lined the streets, cheering and waving Union Jacks, as the torch relay proceeded through the town centre and along Worcester Road.
Speaking to the Droitwich Spa Advertiser, town mayor Councillor Anne Taft, commented: “I was born in Droitwich but have never seen so many people turn out for an event before. The atmosphere was unbelievable and it was brilliant that Droitwich played its part so well.”
Torch bearers included Dawn Baylis, who had the rare honour of carrying the flame through her home town. She had been nominated by colleagues at Bromsgrove’s Asda supermarket for her work in the community.
Eighteen-year-old Sam Spencer, from Droitwich, who carried the torch through Fernhill Heath, said: “It was surreal. It felt like it was all over before it started. It was fantastic though, absolutely amazing.”
The torch relay continued to Worcester and around the UK on its 8,000-mile journey to the Olympic Stadium in London, where the Games began on July 27.
Click here for a great video of the torch relay as it passes through Ombersley Street East and Victoria Square.