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The 2012 Olympic torch at Warwick Castle

Today was finally Warwick’s turn to host the Olympic Torch Relay and we decided to watch it from the grounds of Warwick Castle.  The rain held off and we had a great time.  Here are my favourites:

St Mary

We watched the falconry display while we were waiting, and then one of the resident peacocks decided to try the torch route out for size.

Waiting for the Olympic Torch at Warwick Castle entertained by birds of prey and peacocks

Knight entertaining the crowds waiting for the Olympic Torch at Warwick Castle

Georgina Harland carried the torch into the castle.

Torch bearer no 119 carrying the 2012 Olympic Torch running towards the main lawn in front of Warwick Castle

Showing the Olympic Torch to journalists at Warwick Castle plus crown reactions

Close up of the Olympic Torch and torch bearer no 119 at Warwick Castle

My daughter captured this one of the flame being transferred from one torch to the next.  (The advantage of being 7 is that they let you stand at the front so she got a great view and did me proud with this cracking shot.)

Olympic Torch Relay in Warwick with Georgina Harland and Graham Fulford | Warwick Castle photography

And Graham Fulford carried it out again.

Olympic torch bearer no 120 at Warwick Castle | Rat tossing in the Warwick Castle courtyard | Warwick photography

If you’re wondering what the last picture is, we rounded the afternoon off with a bit of rat tossing in the castle courtyard like you do.

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