Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Olympic Flame Passes Through UK Towns

Myah Guild / youthjournalism.org

The Olympic Torch is passed in Dunstable, England.

By Myah Guild
DUNSTABLE, Bedfordshire, England The Olympic Torch is making its last rounds across the United Kingdom and Monday completed its last day in the East of England, traveling through Luton, Dunstable and Milton Keynes.

Hundreds of people turned out in the small town of Dunstable, about 30 miles north of London, to cheer on the torchbearers whose inspirational stories have resulted in their unique opportunity to carry the Olympic flame.

The Olympic Games, in London this summer, run July 27 to August 12.

The torch’s route was a mixture of glamour and history with Formula One star Lewis Hamilton starting the day’s relay and the route concluding at Bletchley Park, the home of the famous World War II code-breakers.

Myah Guild / youthjournalism.org

A Torchbearer approaches with the Olympic flame

Monday in Dunstable
A convoy made up of police, sponsor trucks and coaches carrying the Torchbearers made its way through Dunstable between 7 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. with loud music playing to encourage all those who made the effort to come out early on a Monday morning.

It made its way through into town and through the high street, even being carried by a disabled torchbearer in a wheelchair before being transported to Milton Keynes.

Myah Guild / youthjournalism.org

The Torchbearer passes with the Olympic flame as

town residents of Dunstable show their support.
Altogether, the dreary town of Dunstable became alive for a short time yesterday with people – regardless of their personal feelings about the Olympic Games – coming out to cheer on its torchbearers.
Myah Guild / youthjournalism.org

There goes the Olympic flame. Next stop, Milton Keynes.

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