The Olympic torch came to Cambridge on evening of July 7, 2012. I went
to see it the following morning at Trinity College
I arrived at 5.15 am to an area in front of the Wren Library (which
houses the original manuscript of "Winnie the Pooh" -- both AA Milne and
his son Christopher Robin studied here.)
The flame was lit inside the
college where the public was not allowed. Then it was
run round the
Great Court, the venue of he Great Run as depicted in "Chariots of
Fire" -- and reinacted by Seb Coe a Steve Cram in 1988.
The gate from which the flame was
....... with a short run down to the river.............
.....where it was transferred to a punt
.....as part of a small flotilla......
..... passing St John's College
.........and on the Magdalene Bridge where it transferred back to
Escort vehicles on Magdalen Street
TV coverage sometimes gets in the way!!
At the junction of Magdalene Street & Chesterton Lane there was a
handover from one torch to another -- know as "The Kiss"
... and on its way towards St Ives & Huntingdon
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