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West Oxfordshire confirms Olympic Flame route

The beautiful backdrop of Blenheim Palace has been chosen as a photographic location for the Olympic flame as it travels through the historic town of Woodstock on the afternoon of Monday July 9th.

This announcement accompanies more detailed street level information about the Olympic torch relay route, ready to help people attending to plan their day.

Cllr Richard Langridge, Cabinet Member for Leisure and Tourism said, “We are looking forward to welcoming West Oxfordshire residents to join us on 9th July and share in the Olympic spirit and cheer on the inspirational torchbearers, most of whom have been nominated by the public. Seeing the Olympic Flame on its journey for most of us is a once in a lifetime opportunity, but even more exciting seeing it travel through our own local community.

“Historic Woodstock and the splendour of Blenheim Palace are both wonderful examples of the rich heritage and breathtaking beauty of West Oxfordshire, which we are very proud to be showcasing that day. It will indeed be our moment to shine,”

Excitement has set in for the residents of Cottsway Housing’s Caroline Court sheltered scheme in Woodstock, who will have a front row view of the torch passing through.

David Hadrill, a resident at Caroline Court said, “Many of our residents can remember the 1948 London Games quite clearly. We are delighted to think we are having another chance of seeing the Olympic flame passing by some 64 years later.”

More information about the route, including proposed timings, as it travels through Woodstock, Blenheim Palace and other stops throughout the country can be viewed in full on: www.london2012.com/olympictorchrelay. For a map, you can also visit the following web page: www.westoxon.gov.uk/London2012

Posted : 19/03/2012 09:45:52

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