Olympic torch to be carried through Stone!
The Olympic torch will be paraded through Stone after all – at the head of the parade at Stone Festival’s carnival day on Saturday!
Russell Cox, who visited Kibblestone Scout Camp on Saturday with the torch (pictures by Joshua Cope), will lead this year’s procession on Saturday 16th June. The torch did not travel through Stone on the official torch relay when it came through Staffordshire at the end of last month, so it’s great that people in the town will get a chance to see it!
The parade assembles on ABB’s car park in Oulton Road at 12.30pm and, following judging, will leave for Westbridge Park at 1.30pm. Russell will stay at Westbridge Park for a while if you want to be photographed with the torch!
There’s lots more information about this year’s festival at www.stonefestival.co.uk Russell carried the torch through Crewe and wants to visit as many schools and groups in the town as he can in the build-up to London 2012. More information here