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The Olympic Torch in the north east
« on: Jun 17, 2012, 20:10 »
Hi all,

Well its been and gone now       all the hype ?      was it worth it ?

London 2012 have threw us our few crumbs to keep us quiet to feel part of the Olympics

Do they really want us  ?     NO !
£5000 auction for tickets  to see running  etc ?

Well I was suckered in to see it today
Loads of police ...      then we had  a small procession of floats and everyone was excited  cheering  then nothing loads of build up the the mood went flat
then about ten minutes later  the torch arrived     surely after 30 days now it should be a well oiled machine
don't know whom it was or why they where chosen 

thank God I will never see it again in my life time !

I think if the government had its way,   I think they would blow this country in half and sink everthing north of Manchester   





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Re: The Olympic Torch in the north east
« Reply #1 on: Jun 17, 2012, 22:41 »
I went to see the torch this afternoon. I thought it was good the way the police tried to fire the crowd up ready. They rode past on bikes or drove cars with the sirens going and some of them were even dancing alongside the crowds. The coca-cola bus was there as well as some other buses with people getting the crowds going. The crowd loved it.

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Re: The Olympic Torch in the north east
« Reply #2 on: Jun 18, 2012, 00:12 »
Took grandkids to see it pass through Peterlee, thought Durham Police and Met Motorbikes did well, granddaughter got a high five of one. It was a once in a lifetime event a bit of history.   

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Re: The Olympic Torch in the north east
« Reply #3 on: Jun 18, 2012, 07:07 »
The olympics are here so why not enjoy the experience. In years to come all the kids yesterday will look back on the day they saw the torch come to their town/village. I couldn't see a thing yesterday but it was nice to see half of Sedgefield lining the streets

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Re: The Olympic Torch in the north east
« Reply #4 on: Jun 18, 2012, 07:31 »
One of the advantages of being 6ft 4. You get to see more.

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Re: The Olympic Torch in the north east
« Reply #5 on: Jun 18, 2012, 13:16 »
Good crowds on the streets in Castleside, bunting and scarecrows a plenty, everyone enjoyed the occasion.

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Re: The Olympic Torch in the north east
« Reply #6 on: Jun 19, 2012, 17:53 »
light the match and look at the flame its the same as the torch

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Re: The Olympic Torch in the north east
« Reply #7 on: Jun 20, 2012, 10:47 »
We had a great day ourselves, (just for the sake of the kids), we had a fancy dress party and picnic and games for the bairns. we all had flags and went up to stand and cheer at the side of the road. high fives from the police and freebies for the kids. Later we all ploughed back down to the party where beer and wine flowed and the music bounced, we all had a great day from just the social aspect of it all and the kids who all dressed up got a bag of sweets each as they all won.
I think any excuse to get to gether with friends and neighbours is a great thing. we all live such busy lives and only nod to each other on a morning when were all off to work. Got to know a few more neighbours and it was a joyous day. Kids will remember for a long time.  :clap:

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Re: The Olympic Torch in the north east
« Reply #8 on: Jun 20, 2012, 13:53 »
We had a great day ourselves, (just for the sake of the kids), we had a fancy dress party and picnic and games for the bairns. we all had flags and went up to stand and cheer at the side of the road. high fives from the police and freebies for the kids. Later we all ploughed back down to the party where beer and wine flowed and the music bounced, we all had a great day from just the social aspect of it all and the kids who all dressed up got a bag of sweets each as they all won.
I think any excuse to get to gether with friends and neighbours is a great thing. we all live such busy lives and only nod to each other on a morning when were all off to work. Got to know a few more neighbours and it was a joyous day. Kids will remember for a long time.  :clap:
thats the spirit Auntie


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Re: The Olympic Torch in the north east
« Reply #9 on: Jun 21, 2012, 00:56 »
It was a shame to see that a bully and a criminal carried the torch in our region, a man who taught many youngsters to be violent has been rewarded. I know the person myself and he has been somewhat of a dubious fella in his past.

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Re: The Olympic Torch in the north east
« Reply #10 on: Jun 21, 2012, 09:58 »
It was a shame to see that a bully and a criminal carried the torch in our region, a man who taught many youngsters to be violent has been rewarded. I know the person myself and he has been somewhat of a dubious fella in his past.

shame

who was it..? is he a changed bloke now..? if so, do you not thing people deserve a second chance? :)

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Re: The Olympic Torch in the north east
« Reply #11 on: Jun 23, 2012, 17:24 »
I would love to get 'enthused' about the whole Olympic thing...but, I can't

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