By Gary Smee 29/06 Updated: 29/06 09:21
THOUSANDS of revellers are set to line the streets on Sunday (July 1) as the Olympic flame passes through the Vale.
The torch is expected to start its journey through Evesham at 11.20am before moving onto Wickhamford at midday and Broadway at 12.10pm.
It will be a proud day for Evesham pensioner Fred Kaler as he carries the torch through his hometown - the only local person to do so.
An array of activities, organised by Wychavon District Council, Evesham Town Council and other community groups, are planned for the big day.
Vale mascots Prunella the Plum and Gus The Asparagus Man will welcome the torch when it enters Evesham at Greenhill.
On the High Street there will be the town council organised Festival of Brass along with Coun Richard Morris, chairman of Wychavon District Council to welcome the torch.
In Market Square there will be performances, live music and W Factor winners along with face painters, street entertainment and an exciting trail organised by Evesham Volunteer Centre and Rooftop Housing.
There will also be a historical buildings trail running from the town hall and The Almonry Museum plan to have a sports exhibition in the afternoon.
Alongside all this is the Festival of Sport taking place at Crown Meadow where there will be various sports clubs, arts groups, fair and refreshment for the whole afternoon.
In Wickhamford there will be cream teas and refreshments available from Wayside Farm Shop and a Dogs Trust will have a dogs parade to mark the day. It will then go on to Broadway where there will be a strawberry market, local stalls, school performances and music.
Tracy Grubb, community development officer for Wychavon, said: "We’re very lucky that we have the torch coming through our district again and we’re excited to be welcoming it again. There will be lots going on over the whole day and we look forward to seeing everyone having fun and enjoying the entertainment. Fingers crossed for the weather!"
Information for the day:
- No parking is available on the relay route, so if you decide to drive, please ensure you park somewhere that doesn’t get in the way of the relay.
- Please don’t run out in front of or alongside the torch, as there will be moving vehicles – stand somewhere safe along the route.
- Watch the relay as close to work or home as possible as there may be traffic delays.
For more information visit www.wychavon.gov.uk or www.london2012.com/torch-relay/route/
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