Runner 071 Brings the olympic flame into Warrington up Sankey St, near Golden Square shopping area
Contributor:Tony Smith / Alamy Stock Photo
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Dimensions:3648 x 2770 px | 30.9 x 23.5 cm | 12.2 x 9.2 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:31 May 2012
Location:Sankey Street , Warrington, Cheshire, England, UK WA1 1NN
Olympic Torch arrives in Warrington. The “Flame” arrived in Warrington from Halton via Liverpool Road at around 12.30pm. It will travel the length of Sankey Street, past the Golden Gates and Bank Park, where 300 primary school children took part in a mini-Olympics. It was then carried to Market Gate where the 70-strong Warrington Male Voice Choir performed, and then turn down Buttermarket Street and on to Winwick Street. The Torch then called into Tesco for a 15-minute stop. The route was announced by Warrington Borough Council and the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (LOCOG). Members of the public are invited to line the streets throughout the town centre or to visit Orford Park to celebrate the achievements of the eight inspirational Torchbearers who will be carrying the Flame in Warrington. Torchbearers included Great Sankey resident Stephen Deakin MBE. He is the manager of the Royal Liverpool Hospital transplant sports team and an enthusiastic campaigner for organ donation. Stephen aged 50, said: “When I first heard I had been nominated I was absolutely made up but to be chosen to carry the torch. I am really honoured and humbled.” Other torch bearers from Warrington include Emily Woodward age 12, Helen Lea, age 42, Ian Livingston and Jason El-kaleh age 17. Cllr Terry O’Neill, leader of the council, said: “I would encourage everyone to come out and see the Flame as it comes through the town, it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity and a chance to get the countdown to London 2012 officially started in Warrington.” Sebastian Coe, chair of LOCOG said: “Today we bring the Olymp