‘Awesome, epic, fantastic, great’ – the youth of South Holland was not short of words to describe the historic moment the Olympic flame visited our area on the final day of its journey through Lincolnshire.
Children waving bam bams and wearing Union flag hats were out in their hundreds along the route through Spalding, Moulton and Whaplode – and their rousing cheers sent the Olympic Torch on its way through Long Sutton and out of the county.
The party continued after the torch in Holbeach, where entertainment and an Olympic Mosaics exhibition was taking place in the town centre. Olympic Games commentator Stuart Storey had returned to his home town for the relay, along with Olympian Geoff Capes and Paralympian Sally Reddin.
Stuart said: “It’s great to come back for this and see so much enthusiasm for the Olympics.”
Crowds were out in force again in Long Sutton, with 350 children from the primary school lining the streets.
Year 6 teacher Margaret Charlesworth said: “We’ve been preparing for this all year. It feels special to be in the last town the torch visits in Lincolnshire.”
• More reports and pictures in the July 5 edition of Spalding Guardian