The Olympic flame came to our part of the world this afternoon. Following hot on the heels of the Winchester Festival more commonly known as the hat fair, this meant the town was in full celebratory mode. The anticipation of the Olympic entourage was swathed in patriotic excitement; such a fantastic atmosphere and the sun even remembered to shine as we waited in the beautiful surroundings to share our historic moment.
The atmosphere started with entertainment by a group from the middle ages.
Girls giggled and postmen perched as we waited by the side of the road.
A little boy made us all smile.
The Olympic entourage began with police motorbikes, closely followed by different buses adding to the momentum with loud music and lots of waving.
|Live footage on the side of the coach!|
We were in prime position to see the flame and cheer the bearer on.
Then suddenly it was all over.
Our Olympic moment - an amazing experience!
Have you seen the flame?