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Organisers confirm route Olympic torch will take through Lichfield

The route of the Olympic Flame through Lichfield has been confirmed.

The torch will visit the city on the morning of June 30 as it makes its way across the country.

It will start the day at the National Memorial Arboretum before heading along Burton Road in Streethay. Torchbearers will then take it to Lichfield City at around 9am, travelling up Trent Valley Road, down Greenhill and Tamworth Street, then onto Conduit Street, Dam Street and round The Close.

The Flame will be carried down Bird Street, St John Street, Upper St John Street, and Tamworth Road. It will then continue its journey through Hopwas and onto Tamworth.

Councillor Val Richards, Lichfield District Council’s cabinet member for leisure services, said: “This announcement really brings the route through the district to life. We know that everyone will want to come out to line the streets to see this once in a lifetime event, and to cheer the inspirational torchbearers on their way.”

The Revd Dr Pete Wilcox, Canon Chancellor and Acting Dean, Lichfield Cathedral added: “We are thrilled that the Olympic Torch Relay is to pass through Lichfield District this summer, and will visit the Cathedral Close.

“It is a real honour for the cathedral community, the city and the district to be part of such a prestigious event. We trust that the residents of Lichfield will enjoy the build up to the Games by lining the route and enjoying the festivities on June 30.”

The streets and the timings of when the Olympic Flame will travel through Lichfield District can be seen in full at www.london2012.com/olympictorchrelay.

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1 Comment

  1. Gary

    8th June, 2012 at 7:14 am

    Please can someone explain why on Armd Forces day! The torch is not running past the Whittington Arms and the defence Medical Services Barracks at Whittington, Tamwprth Road? Most of the Armd Forces from the Barracks will be at The Whittington Arms to Celebrate the Torch and the Day.