Singing to the Olympic torch

May 26, 2012 at 12:37 am 2 comments

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The day the Olympic torch came through Marlborough a couple of things happened…for one it was phenomenally hot 27 degrees celsius and secondly, the torch bearers got lost somewhere along the A4 from Calne. Extraordinary!
Marlborough Community Choir were there on the corner of the High Street outside the library to sing in the flame…and we roasted for about 2 hours! It was heart warming to see primary and secondary school children marched into the High Street to witness this little piece of local history…despite health and safety risks. Office works hung out from windows or climbed onto rooves…we sang two sets of around 20 minutes and even got the crowd to join in with Swing Low Sweet Chariot/When the Saints come marching in….Never seen so many policemen in Marlborough and all of them smiling and waving (especially the ones on motorbikes!) I was proud to be part of the mornings festivities. A man waved a placard saying ‘ping pongs coming home Boris’ and I just had to ask what that was all about. Apparantly Boris Johnson, Mayor of London had famously said that the Chinese invented ping pong but he put me right – the English invented it and called in waff waff….the Chinese made in popular!

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  • 1. Heather Orange  |  May 26, 2012 at 7:27 am

    Looks like a memorable day

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    • 2. debievans  |  May 26, 2012 at 4:23 pm

      it was indeed H! by the way the ‘health and safety risks’ comment was very tongue in cheek…apparantly Calne school children weren’t allowed out of school to watch as it was deemed too dangerous/risky…..LOL

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