Bristol Celebrates the Olympic Torch

Under brilliant sunshine Bristol celebrated the arrival of the Olympic Torch.

After weeks of grey and gloomy skies the weather finally turned favourable for one of the most prestigious events in the Bristol calendar in 2012.

Thousands of people came to see the Olympic Flame yesterday on Tuesday, May 22, as it ended day four of the torch relay at the Amphitheatre in Harbourside.

They were treated to a free open air concert, one of two to take place in Millennium Square, and under balmy skies celebrated a remarkable year for Britain with the upcoming Diamond Jubilee and the London 2012 Olympics.

Olympic torch fever

The flame began day four in Taunton, Somerset, in the early hours of the morning and was carried 108 miles to Bristol by 147 torchbearers. On the morning on Wednesday, May 23, it was carried through Flax Bourton, Backwell, Nailsea, Clevedon Road, Failand, Leigh Woods and Bridge Road across the Clifton Suspension Bridge.

The torch relay has created a buzz about Bristol, and with the sunny skies has really kicked off the start of summer. If you have an event you would like to hold during the summer then contact Brunelís Old Station which is in an excellent location adjoining Temple Meads railway station. We have years of experience in hosting conferences, exhibitions, Asian weddings and more.

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