Tuesday 10 July 2012
Today the Olympic Flame arrived in the Chilterns on its journey around the UK. It was carried through Wallingford and Crowmarsh Gifford early this morning, and then made its way up through the Chiltern Hills to Nettlebed. The Flame was then taken down to Henley where a relay of Torchbearers carried it through the streets to the River and Rowing Museum. In a fitting tribute to Henley, the sport of rowing and the River Thames, it was carried on a boat by Sir Steve Redgrave (who rowed at the same time!) downstream towards Temple Island and came ashore again at the Leander Club.
See a slideshow of images of the Torch in Nettlebed and Henley (images courtesy of Andy Redley and Chris Smith):