The torch comes to the West!
The torch lit the skies of Wiltshire on the 23rd May, day 5 of the torch tour as it continued the journey through the south west of England.
It ventured through many towns and villages; approximately 30,000 people from Bristol to Wotton Bassett will have seen this great artefact and event.
The torch left Bristol at 6am on 23rd, and arrived in Chippenham at 9.46am, where 6 torch bearers carried it through that journey.
It then left Chippenham and arrived in Calne, Curzon Street, at 10.45 am. Travelling next to Marlborough, it reached this beautiful town at 11.25 am, followed by Chiseldon at 11.56 am and finally arriving in Wotton Bassett in the afternoon. The famous Olympian David Hemmery, who won the gold medal in the 110 metres hurdles in the 1968 Olympic, had the task of taking the torch through Royal Wotton Bassett.
Swindon, then Cirencester, was the final two towns on day 5 of the tour.
However, it will return to Wiltshire towards the end of the tour on day 54, 11th and 12th July, before it is carried to London on 27th July for the games to begin.
Josh, Year 9
Olympian David Hemmery carrying the torch through Royal Wotton Bassett