Olympic Torch in Ware on Carnival Day!
Saturday 7 July saw the Olympic Torch Relay come to Ware. Crowds of around 20,000 people lined the streets to welcome the torch and to cheer on the torchbearers, Sherry Zhou, Chloe Halfhide, Avelino Lorente, Sally Glossop and Bill Goode. Town Mayor Phyllis Ballam hosted a reception for torchbearers at Ware Priory.
The Torch Relay was followed by Ware Carnival Parade, the Boat Parade and the Town Fair. Despite the rain, it was a brilliant turnout with colourful floats and boats, great arena acts and stalls raising money for local organisations and our three carnival charities, Oasis, Friends of Ware Lido and Dickensian Evening.
Thanks to all volunteers and staff involved in making this such a successful day for the town.
BBC coverage of the torch going through Ware.
Photos of torch relay - Wareonline
Photos of carnival - Wareonline
Photos of torch relay - Hertfordshire Mercury
Photos of carnival - Hertfordshire Mercury