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Gravesend Olympic torch relay today

09:38 20 July 2012

Children have lined the streets near the Gudwara

Children have lined the streets near the Gudwara

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Hundreds of people have gathered in Gravesend town centre to watch the Olympic torch pass through.

Schoolchildren have lined the streets near the Gudwara to witness the iconic event.

The flame is due to enter the borough from Higham at 9.37am before travelling into the town centre by convoy. It will pass by the Gudwara in Saddington Street and the clock tower in Milton Road.

Mum Suzanne Martin, 41, said: I think it has been a nice build up. My son George’s school Holy Trinity have been doing so much for the Olympics. It’s been great for them. Today it feels like the Olympics have finally arrived.”

Harbhajan Singh Jutte, 60, said: “I have never seen anything like this before in Gravesend and I have lived here since 1965. It is great. The first time I have seen the torch relay or anything to do with Olympics. I have been here since 7am waiting.”

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Where the torch goes

A226 Rochester Rd

A226 Milton Rd

A226 Milton Rd - Left Turn

Wellington Street - Left Turn

Saddington Street

Saddlington Street - Right Turn

The Grove - Left Turn

A226 Milton Road

King St

New Road

New Road - Left Turn

A226 Darnley Rd

A226 Pelham Rd

A226 Pelham Rd - Left Turn

B261 Old Rd West

B261 Old Rd West - Right Turn

A227 Wrotham Rd

A227 Wrotham Rd to 40 mph signs

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