Route through Spa is revealed

By Rob George 23/03 Updated: 23/03 10:17

THE ROUTE the Olympic Torch Relay will take on its journey through Droitwich has been revealed.

Thousands of people are set to line the Spa's streets to greet the arrival of the flame on Thursday, May 24 as part of its 70 day tour of more than 1,000 UK destinations.

The flame will be carried by torchbearers, each with their own inspirational story to tell, through Bewdley, Kidderminster, Droitwich Spa, and Fernhill Heath before arriving in Worcester.

A total of 10 torchbearers will complete the Droitwich section including Droitwich resident Dawn Baylis and Ellen Evans, George Brunt and Pam Jones from Bromsgrove.

The flame will begin its Droitwich leg about 5.43pm at the junction of Ombersley Way and New Chawson Lane before making its way down Ombersley Way towards the Saltway roundabout.

Torchbearers will then cross the roundabout onto Covercroft, Ombersley Street East and Victoria Square before crossing the roundabout onto St Andrew's Road.

The flame will then turn right and head up Worcester Road where the Droitwich section of the relay will comes to a close at the junction with Primsland Way at around 6.15pm.

It then will be ferried from there to Droitwich Road in Fernhill Health at its junction with Post Office Lane where the next leg of the journey will begin at 6.20pm.

The flame will make its way down Droitwich Road to the junction with Grange Lane where the Droitwich leg of the relay will come to a close at 6.34pm

After a spectacular celebration that evening at the County Ground in Worcester including the lighting of a giant cauldron, the flame will then head out again at 7.58am on Friday (May 25).

Town council leader, Coun Pam Davey told The Standard: "Plans for welcoming the Olympic torch through Droitwich have been gathering pace amongst preparations for all the other events due to take place in what will be a very busy year for the Spa.

"All these events depend on people giving generously of their time and effort.

"We are fortunate in the Spa that so many residents are always prepared to do their best to provide something special for all

to enjoy.

"I am sure the 'Olympic Welcome' will be no exception," she added.

Visit www.london2012.com/olympictorchrelay for a more detailed, minute-by-minute breakdown of the torch relay route.

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