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Haverhill Nostalgia - Olympic Torch arrives in Haverhill ahead of London 2012 Games



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In today's nostalgia we go back to 2012 when the festival feeling engulfed Haverhill as thousands lined the streets to see the Olympic Torch come through the town.

Day 49 of the national relay route for London 2012 saw the Torch head from Chelmsford to Cambridge, passing though Haverhill and crowds of between 15,000 and 20,000, before going on to Bury St Edmunds and Newmarket.

As the torch passed through the town, it was carried by two people from Haverhill.

In today's nostalgia we transport back to 2012 when the festival feeling engulfed Haverhill as thousands lined the streets to see the Olympic Torch come through the town
In today's nostalgia we transport back to 2012 when the festival feeling engulfed Haverhill as thousands lined the streets to see the Olympic Torch come through the town

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The remaining torchbearers were drawn form other parts of the country.

The Haverhill bearers were Caroline Maclean and Issy Gower, pictured by the then Haverhill Echo photographer Helen Whitcombe.