Hatherleigh Carnival 2011 - Morning Tar Barrel Pull
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Page updated: May 22, 2012

Olympic Flame 2012

The Daily Mail gets in on the Act see their page here

The Olympic Flame came through Hatherleigh on May 21st at 8.54, pretty much exactly on time. Here's a flavour of the event. All pictures by Geoff Hodgkinson except where shown otherwise.

Picture by Neil Price

The Olympic Torch Recount

by Olly Smallwood and Jordan Lethbridge
of Hatherleigh Primary School

"Yesterday we had to get up for an early start because we were some of the lucky people who live on the chosen route of the Olympic torch.
We were standing on the streets outside the school when three large buses came.
Once they had gone past, a large lorry came through being followed by the torch bearer.
They did the kiss of the two torches right in front of us.
Once the torch had gone through we went back into school and did the Olympic mascot dance. Then we did some activities, which included skipping, street dance and karate whilst waiting for our Olympic breakfast.
After our food we went up to an early assembly where Andy Vallence came in and talked to us about what it was like carrying the torch. He also talked to us about how he was chosen to carry the torch.
Overall we very much enjoyed watching the torch come through Hatherleigh- and it will be something to remember for the rest of our lives!"

Picture by Neil Price

Picture by Neil Price

Picture by Alan Toogood

The 'kiss' at the top of Market Street


This be a Torch!

The Hatherleigh Carnival Spirit was nicely evoked by the arrival of the Haverley Limpicks team, just before the main attraction.




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