Friday, 20 July 2012

Torch on the Medway (and beyond)

There is a ninety-second video of the Olympic torch being carried by rowing boat on the River Medway this morning here, courtesy of ITV News (I cannot embed it here).

It works best in full-screen mode, which can be selected only once it has been started playing – something I have never understood, as a strange restriction to include in this and a number of other video players...

UPDATE @ Noon: The Messenger has now reported on the torch's passage through Chatham and Rochester.

UPDATE @ 1400: Someone apparently "shouting something about Allah" tried to grab the torch in Gravesend. (Now reported in The Mail) There always has to be one, doesn't there...

On a more positive note, here are some photo-galleries of the torch's time in parts of Medway at the ever-excellent Rochester People: Gillingham, and Rochester gallery 1 and gallery 2. Also some truly outstanding images can be found at YourMedway.

Local councillor Chris Irvine has also been active in Rochester, and has already edited and uploaded a three-minute video (and some photos), which is reproduced here (via YouTube) for your convenience...

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