Thousands more come out to see the Olympic Torch continue its journey through Wiltshire
By warmyinwilts | Wednesday, May 23, 2012, 19:04
Thousands of people lined the streets in four communities in north and east Wiltshire today (May 23) when the Olympic Torch continued its historic journey through the county.
Olympic Torch making its' way through Marlborough (Photo: Wiltshire Council)
Specially nominated local runners bore the Olympic Torch through Chippenham, Calne, Marlborough and Royal Wootton Bassett. Every runner was chosen for the special contribution they have made to their local communities and thousands lined the streets to watch them carry the flame through their towns on another sunny day.
Wiltshire Council leader, Jane Scott, said: "The atmosphere was once again fantastic and I saw so many happy and smiling people in each community enjoying the occasion in the beautiful sunshine.
"It was wonderful to see the communities come together to celebrate this occasion, which we hope will leave a lasting legacy for many years to come."
Wiltshire will enjoy a return visit of the Olympic Torch when it re-enters the county for two days on July 11.
On these days more specially nominated local runners will take up the baton when the torch weaves its way through Ludgershall, Tidworth, Amesbury, The Winterbournes, Salisbury, Wilton, Barford St Martin, Fovant and Ludwell.