Olympic Torch Route 2012. Not to be missed!
Tomorrow, Thursday 31st May will see the torch pass by my window, but it will not be until the following day that it starts it’s Merseyside journey from Southport’s King George V College with torchbearers running along Scarisbrick New Road onto the Liverpool Road. The Olympic torch will then be brought into St Helens in a special vehicle convoy into Prescot Road, then the historic flame is carried into Knowsley. It journeys through the Safari Park touring the park for about 35 minutes and arriving at a community event at the Park.
Liverpool’s route officially starts in Knotty Ash at around 4pm travelling to Old Swan and onto Edge Lane and the two cathedrals. It is here that there will be a special bell ringing a musical performance whilst the torch travels down Brownlow Hill.The torch then takes a route to the Chinese Arch and St Georges Hall before entering the Kingsway Tunnel at approximately 5pm. The torch route will finish with an evening of celebration and entertainment at the Pier Head. The torch will return for the special 7pm ceremony. Here Culture chiefs will showcase some of the city’s best young talent. This is definitely a performance not to be missed.
At the end of the performances, a giant “celebration cauldron” will be lit by the last torchbearer of the day. Be there and be seen!!!!