Your chance to be part of history - the Olympic Torch Relay in South Oxfordshire
On Tuesday 10 July people in South Oxfordshire will be able to welcome the Olympic Torch Relay to the district, and celebrate the achievements of the inspirational Torchbearers, when it travels through Wallingford, Crowmarsh, Nettlebed and Henley.
The Flame will begin its journey through the district just after 8.20am at Castle Street in Wallingford. It will then travel on to St Martin’s Street and High Street, before moving down The Street into Crowmarsh Gifford. The Torch will leave Crowmarsh just before 8.50am when it will be transported along the A4130 by bus to Nettlebed where it will be carried through the village by Torchbearer.
The Torch will then travel by bus on to Henley on Thames, where it will begin its journey through the town from Northfield End just after 9am. It will then be carried by Torchbearer down to The River and Rowing Museum, on Mill Meadows, from where it will be transported by rowing boat along the Thames to Wargrave Lane. At Wargrave Lane the Torch will be transferred back onto the bus and is scheduled to leave the district just before 10am.
Residents will be invited to line the streets of Wallingford, Crowmarsh, Nettlebed and Henley to mark this historic occasion and cheer the Flame on its way.
There will be temporary road closures in place along the route for up to an hour before the convoy begins its journey through each location. Residents and businesses are therefore asked to plan in advance if they intend to make a journey around that time.
Full details of the route the Torch will be carried along, together with a whole host of useful information, including road closure details, can be found by clicking on:
Who are the Oxfordshire based Torchbearers?
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A full list of all the inspirational Torchbearers who will carry the Torch in South Oxfordshire can be found at Meet the Torchbearers.
The Olympic Flame journey
The Olympic Flame will arrive in the UK from Greece on Friday 18 May 2012 and the 70 day Torch Relay will start at Land's End, Cornwall on the morning of the 19 May 2012. On leaving Land's End, the Olympic Flame will travel an estimated 8,000 miles across the UK, giving thousands of communities and individuals their moment to shine as the Olympic Flame comes to their doorstep. The Olympic Flame will arrive at the Olympic Stadium on 27 July 2012 for the lighting of the cauldron at the Opening Ceremony, signifying the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Last reviewed: 28 - 06 - 2012