|The Olympic Torch Comes to Fulham|
Crowds expected to line roads from 2pm on Thursday
The Olympic Torch comes to Fulham on Thursday July 26 - the eve of the opening of the London 2012 Games.
Crowds are expected to line the streets to welcome the flame as it is carried into our borough from Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Fulham Road. It will then go west along Fulham Road to Fulham Broadway, where it will turn and go up North End Road before turning right into continuing onto Shepherd's Bush.
The Torch passes through H & F as part of a circuitous route from Camden to Westminster. tHere is a timetable for events in our area:
1.53pm - entry into Fulham on Fulham Road. Georgina Moseley is our first torchbearer. She carries the torch in memory of her son Harry, who was nominated by John Terry for raising £700,000 for Brain Tumour charities, but tragically passed away in surgery. She emotionally hands over to Lawrence Dallaglio, who carries the torch past Stamford Bridge to 'Chariots of Fire' being broadcast out of the speakers. He hands over to fellow rugby star Lewis Moody. Moody, after a shortstint, gives the flame to 19 year old Sureena Sharma, who's been nominated for her sterling mentor work in her school and tireless fundraising for the NSPCC.
2.23pm - Torch reaches top of North End Road and turns right into Hammersmith Road, leaving the borough and going into Kensington and Chelsea
3.06pm - Torch comes along Holland Park Road re-enters the borough in Shepherd's Bush, where it travels around the green, goes up Wood Lane, passing through the site of the 1908 White City Olympics at around 3.25pm. From there it goes down South Africa Road, past Loftus Road Stadium to Uxbridge Road, where it goes east, passing the green again and leacing the borough around 4.09pm
The torchbearers for the Borough are Antoine De Navacelle, Bridget Stevenson, Catherine Nicoll, Chris Basiurski, Dan Cooper, Eileen Hobson, Emma Harley, Felix Allocca, George Fielding, Georgie Moseley, Lydia Mantle, Mary Mangan, Maurizio Stroppiana, Ollie Boylan, Penny Midgley, Permie Dadhiala, Samantha Timms, Sophie Papps and Sureena Sharma.
Fulham is marking the occasion with a special celebratory event in Jerdan Place, close to Fulham Broadway, which will run from 11am till 3pm with food, market stalls, music and performances.
July 25, 2012