The Olympic Torch arrives in Rutland on Tuesday 3rd July...
27th June 2012
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It's not long now until the Olympic Torch Relay arrives in Rutland.  It will arrive next Tuesday 3rd July on the 46th day of the relay.

The torch will start its journey in Leicester, after previously visiting Market Harborough, Lubenham, Foxton, Kibworth Harcourt and Oadby.

Thanks to the Rutland Times for the following list of where the torch relay will be happening and times:

Langham (2.18pm-2.25pm)

On Tuesday the flame will be carried along Melton Road and Oakham Road in Langham, between 2.18pm and 2.25pm. Carrying the torch through the village will be cardiac nurse and voluntary life saving instructor Heather Graham, 28, from Lincoln, and young cheerleader 15-year-old Nia Durant, from Leicester.

Oakham (2.29pm-2.43pm)

The beacon will reach Oakham at 2.29pm, arriving at Barleythorpe Road from Huntsman Drive and travelling along Melton Road, High Street, Stamford Road, and continuing onto Edmonton Way junction before leaving the town at 2.43pm. Four people will be carrying the beacon through Oakham. They include shop assistant Beth Harris, 33, from Oakham, charity fundraisers Mark May, 34, from Northampton, and Martin Hulbert, 38, from Leicester, and Steve Tipping, 25, from Market Harborough.

Rutland Water (2.54pm-3.42pm)

On the next stage of its journey, the torch will cross Rutland Water, from Whitwell to the Normanton shore between 2.54 and 3.42pm.

Uppingham (4.15pm-4.24pm)

The flame will be carried in Uppingham between 4.15pm and 4.24pm, travelling along Ayston Road from the Firs Avenue junction, to London Road. From there it will go left into High Street East and up to the Glaston Road junction. In the town, the beacon will be carried by Oakham bar manager Neenoo Neehuis, 28, and Malcolm Borrows, 50, from Kettering.

To mark the occasion, Sycamore Harley-Davidson, in North Street, is holding a barbecue for crowds on the day. The money raised will go towards the Derbyshire Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance. There will also be a raffle in aid of Rainbows Hospice.

Stamford and Burghley House (4.45pm-5.36pm)

Crowds in Stamford will get their first sight of the torch when it arrives in Tinwell Road at 4.45pm. It will then go along West Street, into Scotgate, through Red Lion Square, before making its way along St John’s Street and into High Street. Following the High Street, it will pass along St Paul’s Street into Brazenose Lane and then St Leonard’s Street.

It will turn left into Wharf Road and continue into High Street St Martin’s. The beacon will then go in convoy from the Barnack Road junction before arriving at its next stop, Burghley House, at 5.15pm, where the torch will change hands in the presence of Miranda Rock, director of the house and granddaughter of Olympic hurdler David Cecil, Lord Burghley, who won a gold medal at the 1928 Games, along with Lord Coe. From there it will go in convoy to Nene Valley Railway’s Wansford Station. It will then travel to Orton Mere Station and begin its route through Peterborough at 6.35pm.

Through Stamford, the torch will be held by eight bearers. They include; Stamford shop assistant Sue Probst, 56; charity fundraiser 22-year-old Simon Hales, from Langham, who suffered a severe traumatic brain injury in 2009 and has since raised money for brain injury charity Headway; volunteer clown therapist Benedicta Ripamonti, 36, from Italy; 15-year-old Christian Brookes, from Oakham, a local volunteer community support worker; Dave Thompson, 45, from Huntingdon, who lost six stone in 18 months and now inspires others to live active lifestyles; ex-international athlete Jo Varney, 52, from Peterborough; school community volunteer 12-year-old Livvy De Wet, from Uppingham; and Jessica Hill, 27 from London.

South Kesteven District Council has organised a number of community events which will take place on Ironmonger Street, between 5pm and 6.30pm. Professional street entertainers Granny Turismo and Steve Kaos will keep the crowds entertained and a Taste of the Nations event will feature food from around the world. There will also be performances by the Welland School of Dance, Woven Chords Community Choir and Stamford’s Poet Laureate. Representatives from local sports clubs and officers from South Kesteven District Council will host a community drop-in point.

St Martin’s Church bell ringers will be ringing to welcome the torch into town.

Road closures in Stamford on July 3 will take effect from 3.30pm and are likely to remain in force until 5.30pm. Roads will be re-opened as soon as possible.

Exact times for Stamford

16:45 A6121 Tinwell Rd

16:53 A6121 West St

16:57 B1081 St John’s St

17:00 High St

17:03 St Paul’s Street

17:05 Brazenose Lane

17:06 St Leonard’s St

17:06 A16 Wharf Rd

17:10 A43 High St Saint Martin

17:15 Burghley House estate lane

17:20 Burghley House gardens

17:36 Burghley House estate lane





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