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Olympic Torch Relay 2012 – Skipton

Posted on Jun 24, 2012 by in Event, Skipton, Sports, Street Events |

An estimated 15,000 people lined the streets of Skipton to welcome the Olympic Torch Relay on June 24th 2012. (All Photos ©Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

 

Crowds line the streets an hour before the Olympic Torch arrives in Skipton, North Yorkshire (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

Brett Butler, Skipton Town Centre Manager, surveys the crowd line Skipton High Street in anticipation of the Olympic Torch Relay (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

Press and media capture the atmosphere on Skipton High Street (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

Press and media capture the atmosphere on Skipton High Street (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

People take advantage of any view as the streets of Skipton fill up with an estimated 15,000 people (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

People take advantage of any view as the streets of Skipton fill up with an estimated 15,000 people (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

People take advantage of any view, including Skipton Town Crier, as the streets of Skipton fill up with an estimated 15,000 people (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

People take advantage of any view as the streets of Skipton fill up with an estimated 15,000 people (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

Hundreds of people gather outside Skipton Town Hall (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

Crowds surround the top of Skipton High Street as the Olympic Torch is due to travel both up and down the road (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

Crowds line the streets an hour before the Olympic Torch arrives in Skipton, North Yorkshire (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

Crowds line the streets an hour before the Olympic Torch arrives in Skipton, North Yorkshire (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

Crowds line the streets an hour before the Olympic Torch arrives in Skipton, North Yorkshire (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

People record memories of this once in a life time opportunity (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

The waiting is too much for some members of the crowd (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

Crowds line the streets an hour before the Olympic Torch arrives in Skipton, North Yorkshire (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

Crowds line the streets an hour before the Olympic Torch arrives in Skipton, North Yorkshire (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

Anticipations builds as the Olympic Torch Relay nears Skipton High Street (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

Skipton Town Mayor views the scene from Skipton Town Hall as 15,000 line the streets of Skipton (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

Anticipations builds as the Olympic Torch Relay nears Skipton High Street (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

Anticipations builds as the Olympic Torch Relay nears Skipton High Street (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

The Olympic Torch Relay arrives on Skipton High Street (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

The Olympic Torch Relay arrives on Skipton High Street (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

The Olympic Torch Relay arrives on Skipton High Street (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

Sponsor vehicles lead the Olympic Torch Relay up Skipton High Street (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

Sponsor vehicles lead the Olympic Torch Relay up Skipton High Street (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

Sponsor vehicles lead the Olympic Torch Relay up Skipton High Street (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

Sponsor vehicles lead the Olympic Torch Relay up Skipton High Street (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

Sponsor vehicles lead the Olympic Torch Relay up Skipton High Street (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

Crowds watch as sponsor vehicles lead the Olympic Torch Relay up Skipton High Street (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

Entertainment provided by the Olympic Torch Relay sponsors outside Skipton Town Hall (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

The crowd watches entertainment provided by the Olympic Torch Relay sponsors outside Skipton Town Hall (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

Entertainment provided by the Olympic Torch Relay sponsors outside Skipton Town Hall (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)


 

 

The Olympic Torch, carried by torch barer Haroon Akram, travels along Skipton High Street (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

Crowds watch the Olympic Torch, carried by torch barer Haroon Akram, as it travels along Skipton High Street (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

The Olympic Torch, carried by torch barer Haroon Akram, travels along Skipton High Street (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

The Olympic Torch, carried by torch barer Haroon Akram, travels along Skipton High Street (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

The Olympic Torch, carried by torch barer Haroon Akram, travels along Skipton High Street (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

The Olympic Torch, carried by torch barer Haroon Akram, travels along Skipton High Street (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

The Olympic Torch Relay departs from Skipton High Street (© Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)