We decided to gather at the iconic ironbridge to see it pass so I popped down early morning after my school run to have a peaceful walk & take some photos.
Lots of bunting was out already, shops had made loads of effort to put great displays on for the Olympic torch & the Jubilee weekend & there was an air of expectation about.
The iconic Ironbridge has stood since 1779 & it was fitting that the torch would pass over it after after having been through much wenlock - the birthplace of the Modern Olympics.
When we arrived in the afternoon, the scene was one of great expection & excitement - the Olympic banners fluttered colourfully on the bridge ...
A sea of people were out in the sunshine
Homes & shops along the warfage were resplendent in their colours
A real carnival atmosphere was about with everyone flying the flag - a wonderful community spirit was evident
The torch is accompanied by numerous sponsor vehicles
The local torch bearer came through carrying the torch, his face glowing with pride
Ironbridge is also home to the merrythought bears - world famous handmade bears which are often seen in high end London stores, dressed in their display costumes. The bears at their Ironbridge factory & shop had on their finest outfits ...
I just had enough time to stop at queenies cupcakery for some treats to take home
What a fabulous way to get whole communities together & everyone to support the London 2012 Olympics.
I had a wonderful day - I hope you have enjoyed it with me ...