Thousands of people created a carnival atmosphere as the Olympic torch completed the last leg of its journey in Yorkshire yesterday.
The Torch arrived at Hinderwell in North Yorkshire at 9.00am on Monday 18 June where it began its first leg through the county and local school children, volunteers from the mountain rescue, a school band and locals lined the street to celebrate the torch’s arrival with entertainment organised by Welcome to Yorkshire. The Torch then continued its journey through Scarborough, Filey, Bridlington and Beverley before arriving at West Park in Hull for the evening celebration.
On its first day, the Torch convoy travelled along the stunning Yorkshire coast through Lythe, Sandsend and Whitby before embarking on the historic North York Moors Railway to Pickering.
The Torch then continued its journey through Scarborough, Filey, Bridlington and Beverley before arriving at West Park in Hull for the evening celebration where thousands of people were expecting the first Olympic Torch party in Yorkshire.
On Tuesday 19 June the Olympic Torch continued through the picturesque towns and villages of Brough, Goole, Camblesforth, Selby, Monk Fyrston, Barkston Ash, Tadcaster, Boston Spa, Wetherby, Knaresborough, Harrogate and Ripon, finishing the day in York at York Racecourse for the second evening celebration (please see the attached photo 2).
On Wednesday 20 June, the Torch boarded the Scots Guardsman at York and travelled on the steam train to Thirsk, and continued through Northallerton, Aiskew, Bedale, Leyburn and Richmond. The Torch then left the region for a couple of days before returning on Sunday 24 June for its second leg which took in West and South Yorkshire.On 27 June the Olympic Torch left Yorkshire and the Humber to continue its journey south to the Olympic stadium, arriving in London on Friday 27 July for the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Source = Welcome to Yorkshire