Olympic Flame will travel through heart of Rye

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THE Olympic Flame will travel through the heart of town when it is welcomed in Rye this year.

Torch bearers will move through the Mint, High Street and Fishmarket Road when the flame arrives on its route along the south coast on July 18.

Residents are invited to help celebrate the arrival of the Torchbearers carrying the Flame in their community and share in the excitement the Olympic Torch Relay, which is likely to be a once in a lifetime opportunity.

The website www.london2012.com/olympictorchrelay gives street-by-street details and proposed start times for when the Olympic Flame will travel through Rye.

The Torchbearers confirmed to carry the Flame include those that were successful through the public nomination processes. Each Torchbearer will wear a white and gold uniform.

Rother District Council member for sport Cllr Jonathan Johnson said: “Rye is a wonderful historic location in which to welcome the iconic torch. We would encourage people to help Rye look at its best and for the town and people from surrounding villages to line the streets in celebration.”