18 June 2012

Olympic Torch goes thro sleepy fishing town…

Yep lill ole Filey on the North east coast UK had THE Olympic torch bearer running thro our town..
The Torch was going all the way down the North East coast & he ran thro the main 2 streets in Filey..
Now if you dont Filey its a quaint ole fishing town..not many fishermen here now few more in
Scarborough..& along the coast ..all the East coast UK has lovely small fishing hamlets,
Whitby, Statheis  Scarborough Filey etc.. lots more so to have this memorable scene was amazing..
It was a lovely sunny bit breezy but very nice to stand about waiting..the route was well lined
with lots of gentle folk of Filey, lots of school children were at the end of the route where the
runner was finishing, just as well cos he looked a bit tired but very happy he couldnt stop smiling,
the co runners did a great job too, nice fit healthy looking lads..lol
I managed to get a couple of pics as he was moving at a pace not slow like I thought he would be..
lots of people wanted pics too so thought I did quite well getting these..

Olympic torch runner

even the rear view is impressive..  this camera man guy was from a news team..
Back view

Just thought I would share Filey’s 5 mins (well a bit longer than that) of fame..
thanks for looking




Fab. photos Christine - what a momentous occasion for the people of Filey. I love the East Coast - so many happy holidays and day trips over the years - you are so lucky to live there.
Have a happy week - Sylvia xx

Sue from Oregon said...

How cool...a little bit of history saved!

Jackie said...

Lovely photographs Christine, it is probably 54 years since I was last in Filey :o)
Jackie xx

downrightcrafty said...

oh looking good, got to wait till next week for us lol but will be going to the evening event as working and it is here at 6am in the morning (I will still be in bed)
Hugs Kate x

Lorraine A said...

fab photo's Christine :-) TFS :-)

Whisper said...

We went to Filey last year, it's my OH's favourite place, he's from Castelford. Did you know the person running ?, Luv Sam x

Christine L said...

Fab photos hon...... we lined the route through Wetherby this morning, going to post some pics. But listen to you about those 'nice fit healthy lads!!' hehe...... can see where your eyes were!!

Christine x

Liz's creative corner said...

Hi mummy fab piccies hun, the flame went by our village too on route to the next but apparently it went in a van, glad I hadn't bothered to line up lol,

hugs Liz xx

Doreen said...

Great photo's Christine.xxx

Janet said...

Wow fabby photos.....I wonder if Mam and Dad are in there somewhere lol!