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Monday, 25 June 2012

Moment To Shine!

Sunday was Ashton's "Moment To Shine" as it was the day when the Olympic Torch Relay passed through the town.

Huge crowds lined the streets to observe this spectacle and cheer the torch bearers on their way.

The photo shows the torch being carried down Penny Meadow into the town centre, where it went around the outside of the Market Hall before continuing towards Oldham.

The council laid on entertainment for the crowds on the Market Ground in front of the Town Hall.

See Google Street View of this location.

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"Moment To Shine!" is my contribution to this week's "My World" feature. Please check out the other blogs participating in this week's My World.


  1. A great moment!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  2. How wonderful! I was away when the torch came through our part of Canada in 2010, and I still feel I really missed something.

  3. Oh, a great moment indeed! How wonderful to be able to see this! Thanks for sharing it with us today!!


  4. I thought of going but was up a little late and decided against - in view of the huge crowds I'm not sorry I missed it - have seen some of the BBC video of the procession http://www.bbc.co.uk/torchrelay/day37 - absolutely evryone was taking photos.

  5. Loved,loved loved the photo. I can't wait for the torch to come through my area. I love the fact that it is travelling so close to the majority of the British population.

  6. Been and gone from my area. Pete was the final steward on the Crewe section. Check out --- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qrckvGYUiM&list=UUDG5HaLabvkT3ZH3LjIT9ag&index=1&feature=plcp

    Unforgetable !


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