The Olympic Torch

OLYMPIC TORCH DAY SUNDAY MAY 20th

When our lovely village and parish celebrated in style...

SCROLL DOWN FOR YOU TUBE LINKS and SOME NEW SHOTS OF THE DECORATIONS!

We were sent this lovely e-mail
Hope you don't mind me emailing. I just wanted to write in and say that whoever decorated the village for the Olympic Flame did an amazing job! I drove through earlier and it really brought out my patriotic side - I had a tear in my eye by the time I read the banner at the end! I drove through a few of the villages along the route and Brixton was by far the best decorated. I live in Plymouth and you certainly put us to shame! You could see how much heart and passion had gone into it in the village (I loved the medals rack and the flame by the church!) and it made me very proud to be British! Please let whoever did such a sterling job know that those of us driving through really admire their work and it makes Brixton look amazing.
Georgina Adkins

We also received this message of support

Dear All

The Relay has come and gone and I would like to thank you all for the great efforts that you put in to making the progress of the Relay through both South Hams and West Devon the success that it was. Each community on the route demonstrated all that is good about themselves in their own way and it was a fantastic experience to drive through and talk to people in those communities on both Sunday and Monday and see the wonderful efforts that had been made. Please pass on the thanks of myself and everyone in South Hams/West Devon District Councils to those in your communities who got involved; without you if might not have been the great success it was.

Regards, ( Pete Osborne Risk and Health and Safety Advisor - Happy, Healthy and Here )

Peggy Douglas awaits the Olympic flame by the Village Green...
... which has been carried by Laura Plane.
The flame is relayed from torch carrier to torch carrier...
... and Peggy sets off!
.. an enthusiastic crowd were there in support...
No doubt refreshed and bolstered by the bacon butties served from the church gate...
... which had been beautifully decorated.
Flags were everywhere...
... and everyone turned out!
The village's own torch showed the way...
... as we said a special farewell to the flame.
The photographs above were taken by Graham; here's a set that Roy Axell took....
The village breaks out the bunting...
... as everyone "chips" in!
Horn Lane does itself proud.
The handbell team have a welcome for one and all...
... and the crowds fill the village!

YOU TUBE LINKS:

Laura carries the torch

Peggy waits for the flame

Peggy takes the flame forward...

... and the convoy leaves for Yealmpton.

Four more photographs by Graham Searle:
The Village Torch awaits its installation...
... our medals stand by...
A big thank-you to everyone who made our village look outstanding... what a community!
... and good things are "in store"!