Olympic Torch Comes to Boston
The Olympic Torch arrives in Lincolnshire on Wednesday 27th June and travels from Louth along the coast to Mablethorpe & Skegness. The torch is then passed from Wrangle to Boston and then on to Sleaford and Lincoln for an overnight stay. On the 28th June the torch makes its way from Lincoln to Grantham, and finally returns to the county on 3rd July at Stamford. Its final passage through Lincolnshire will take place on 4th July via Market Deeping, Bourne, Spalding and Holbeach.
The street-by-street details of the Olympic Torch Relay’s route through Wrangle and Boston have been revealed, as reported by the Boston Standard.
The flame is due to pass through the area on Wednesday, June 27, as part of its nationwide tour ahead of the London Games, which begin on July 27.
The first runner will begin carrying the torch along the A52 in Wrangle at 2pm at the junction with Sea Lane before passing passing Chapel Lane (2.04pm), Broadgate and Tooley Lane (2.07pm), Mel Marshall Way (2.10pm), Church End (2.14pm) and finishing at the junction with Gowt Bank at 2.15pm.
The convoy then moves on to Boston with the flame heading along the A16 Spilsby Road from Boston High School at around 2.31pm on Wednesday, June 27, passing Mayfair Gardens (2.33pm), Freiston Road (2.37pm), onto Wide Bargate (2.41pm), past Tawney Street (2.42pm), past Petticoat Lane (2.45pm), into Market Place (2.46pm), over Town Bridge (2.46pm), into High Street (2.47pm), into Bridge Street (2.48pm), past Paddock Grove (2.49pm), onto A52 Sleaford Road (2.49pm), over the railway lines (2.52pm), past Portland Street (2.53pm), past Frampton Place (2.54pm), past Woodville Road (2.55pm), past Old Mill Court (2.58pm), past South Parade (3.02pm), past Arundel Crescent (3.03pm), finishing on the A1121 Boardsides (3.06pm). From Boston Standard on 22nd March.
Elms Farm Cottages are on the A1121 Boardsides so the torch should pass by us in the convoy on its way to Sleaford.
Lincolnshire will provide a number of venues for the Egyptian Olympic team training including Lincoln University, Meridian Leisure Centre in Louth and the Princess Royal Sports Arena (pictured).
The London Olympics 2012 take place from 27th July - 12th August and the Paralympic Games take place from 29th August - 9th September.