The Olympic Torch Relay passes through Lyme Regis 12/07/12
The 12th of July 2012 marked 15 days to go until the start of the Olympic games in London. It also was the day that I photographed the torch relay as it passed through Lyme Regis in Dorset while on it’s leg from Salisbury to Weymouth.
I had intended to photograph the event with my SLR camera, but driving rain brought the iphone camera out instead. Below are some of the photos I took during the day.
Today marked 15 days until the start of the 2012 Olympic games.
On my arrival in Lyme, the town was prepared for the arrival of the Olympic torch, with chairs and Umbrellas set up along the beach, though the latter were probably intended to shade people from the sun!
The famous Cobb harbour was the final stop for the torch in Lyme, before it headed out of the town in convoy mode to Burton Bradstock.
Lots of crowd marshals kitted out in Yellow started to turn up in town, ready to take their place for the big moment.
The rain may have been constant throughout the afternoon, but that didn’t dampen the atmosphere or anticipation for the arrival of the torch relay to Lyme.
Minutes before the relay arrived, people were lining the streets despite the weather, ready to cheer the torchbearers on and capture a glimpse of the torch.
Finally the crowds see torchbearer Paddy Coker run with the torch through the town.