Chiswick People Greet Olympic Torch
Hundreds gather at Kew Bridge as the Flame enters the borough
Hundreds of people from Chiswick made their way to Kew Bridge today (July 24) as the Olympic Flame passed into the borough of Hounslow in bright summer sunshine.
Tiny children were held high and workers at the top of apartment blocks had a bird’s eye view as everyone strained to get a glimpse of the Olympic Flame, which arrived just after 11.20 am.
This was the closest point to Chiswick where people could glimpse a view of the Torch Relay.
As the traffic was halted by police, drivers climbed onto cars to get a look and residents in nearby flats waved out of their windows.
Cheering and flag-waving started as the advance guard of floats and police motorbike escorts arrived at around 11.15 and waved at the crowd. The torch relay bearer then came into view a few minutes later to loud cheers and beeping of car horns. It was all over in a few minutes as the relay and entourage turned on the bridge towards Brentford, heading towards Hounslow.
July 26, 2012