More than 10,000 people watch Olympic torch in Huntingdon

AT least 10,000 people lined the streets of Huntingdon to watch the Olympic torch travel through the town this morning (Sunday).

The rain held off for the torch procession and as the torch was carried down the High Street, children waved flags and streamers and cheered the torchbearers on to create an electric atmosphere - the likes Huntingdon hasn’t seen before.

Crowds, three to four people deep in places, lined the whole route from Main Street, Desborough Road, Mayfield Road, Riverside Road, High Street, George Street, to Brampton Road.

Huntingdon mayor Colin Hyams said that it was a ‘strange morning’. “It was great to see so many people come out, I’m surprised so many people came into Huntingdon on a wet Sunday morning to catch a glimpse of the torch,” he told The Hunts Post.

Reaction and more pictures to follow.

You can e-mail your views and pictures of the torch relay to editor@huntspost.co.uk

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