Felixstowe: Moment to shine

THOUSANDS of people are expected to line the streets when the Olympic torch relay arrives in town.

It is hoped there will be a carnival atmosphere with people of all ages cheering on the torch bearers – and businesses are being urged to make the most of the opportunity.

The flame is set to arrive around 4.35pm on Thursday, and according to Olympic officials start its journey through the town centre and along the seafront from Beatrice Avenue at 4.47pm. It will leave the town for Ipswich around 5.20pm.

Mayor Mike Deacon said: “I think it’s going to be incredibly exciting and I am really looking forward to it, as I am sure many people are throughout the town.”

On the day, between 3pm and 5pm the Ipswich Over 50s Brass Band will be playing at The Canopy on The Triangle, Hamilton Road, while town council staff run a stall giving away free sweets and flags.


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Between 3.30pm and 7pm Manning’s Amusements in Sea Road is holding an Olympic Torch Party with arts, crafts, farmers’ stalls and market traders, children’s entertainers, fancy dress and reps from official torch partner Samsung distributing gifts and information.

Click on the links above to visit our Torch Relay section.

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