Well! -Olympic Torch day in Grantham - BUT - What weather we had - not just a storm A really bad storm, thunder rattling the windows for ages, fork lightning and striking several places in Grantham. The Mother of all storms.
Hail as big as 50p pieces
Even the street lights came on, as it was so dark, caused eruptions in town, floods, and lightning strikes.
Just look at our gutters, just could not take it.
BUT by the time we went out to catch the Torch at the end of its run in Grantham - Barrowby road - the sun came out to shine,
Lots of folk were gathering - chatting and kids enjoying themselves.
DW - Julie even getting excited.
At last the Parade was here --
Just love this lorry
Lots of flag waving too
Julie dressed for the occasion .
Flashing too lol.
This is where Granthams Flame ends - before going on to Nottingham.
Wait for it
Yippee, Granthams Olympic Flame -
To end Granthams run was Hugh Carville (click on the name for info)
As the crowd cheers------
Hang on - the cyclists are here too
Get your flag here ---
We decided to pop into town - to see what was going on - now its all finished.
Flags still flying high
In the Museum you could have your photo taken with a torch.
Also info on Barry Dagger --
Who took part in the Olympics in 1976 and 1984 for GBs shooting team.
When I were a young lad, Barry's family and mine were neighbours in Victoria St.
Outside the Guildhall was this dressed up person with their own torch.
Well - I hope you all have enjoyed our - Once in a Life Times experience of seeing the Olympic Torch.