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Ross Kemps Shampoo
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164 Posts

Posted - 20 Mar 2012 :  14:37:01  Show Profile
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Originally posted by Alec

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Originally posted by Ross Kemps Shampoo

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Bill Goode, Age: 86, Hometown: Welwyn Garden City






Pah, that's nothing, one torchbearer is 99!



Hope they've a reserve lined up, just in case
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RosalynM
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United Kingdom
466 Posts

Posted - 20 Mar 2012 :  15:03:00  Show Profile
Mancunian it would be great if Sally would agree to judge the Carnival Parade after the Relay. Could you pass this message to her please.
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Riverside
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119 Posts

Posted - 20 Mar 2012 :  16:58:37  Show Profile
I think I am in the minority but I am not looking forward to the Olympics purely for financial reasons. No not mine, but GB ltd. We'll be paying for it for years to come.
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Mancunian
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 20 Mar 2012 :  16:59:40  Show Profile
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Originally posted by RosalynM

Mancunian it would be great if Sally would agree to judge the Carnival Parade after the Relay. Could you pass this message to her please.



Hi RosalynM,

I don't have her number but have hubby's so will give him a ring later and ask.

Cheers...
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Mancunian
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 20 Mar 2012 :  18:38:36  Show Profile
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Originally posted by RosalynM

Mancunian it would be great if Sally would agree to judge the Carnival Parade after the Relay. Could you pass this message to her please.



Hi again RosalynM,

I've just spoken with Sally and she is more than happy to judge the parade in her white olympic tracksuit :)

if you can email me i will give you her mobile number.

Cheers Manc...
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cchallis
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United Kingdom
382 Posts

Posted - 20 Mar 2012 :  22:10:31  Show Profile
So only a few from ware doing it why no more?
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cchallis
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United Kingdom
382 Posts

Posted - 20 Mar 2012 :  22:13:15  Show Profile
All the runner should be local I think, so two from ware, one wgc, and the other seem to come from aboard
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cchallis
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United Kingdom
382 Posts

Posted - 20 Mar 2012 :  22:19:49  Show Profile
Just looked them up one from china and the other is spain
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Jacko
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United Kingdom
208 Posts

Posted - 20 Mar 2012 :  23:47:25  Show Profile
What does that work out to? About 20 yards each! :)
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RosalynM
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United Kingdom
466 Posts

Posted - 21 Mar 2012 :  10:00:55  Show Profile
Mancunian that is fantastic - thank you very much - will email you!
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Alec
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United Kingdom
644 Posts

Posted - 21 Mar 2012 :  10:26:11  Show Profile
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Originally posted by Jacko

What does that work out to? About 20 yards each! :)


I think each runner does around 300m

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Originally posted by cchallis

All the runner should be local I think, so two from ware, one wgc, and the other seem to come from aboard


Just because two have their *home town* listed as abroad doesn't mean they're not living over here at the moment. Though it's quite possible they've won the place or been appointed from overseas. Given that this torch procession isn't travelling the world, it'd be rather greedy not to share it with people from other countries. And at least we've got two from Ware.

The scheduling process is far from easy/perfect. I know one local resident who has a torchbearer role through his employer, lives locally to Ware, but will be running in Loughborough! I certainly wouldn't relish the role of scheduling all of that - and am delighted that the route appears as comprehensive as it does.

Edited by - Alec on 21 Mar 2012 10:31:11
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RosalynM
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United Kingdom
466 Posts

Posted - 21 Mar 2012 :  12:13:38  Show Profile
If anyone has a contact for Chloe Halfhide I'd be pleased to know)))
Also, I understand from Shirley that Bill Goode was a teacher at Ware Secondary School, Bowling Road in the 60s - would be great if we could ask him to join us for Carnival too so again, if anyone has a contact please let me know.
Thanks. Ros
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Warewolf
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United Kingdom
1528 Posts

Posted - 21 Mar 2012 :  13:25:01  Show Profile
They can even buy the torch if they want, not cheap!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17444857
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mb1
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United Kingdom
2326 Posts

Posted - 21 Mar 2012 :  15:10:29  Show Profile
Just like they tried to charge over 800 for their ugly mascots to visit schools, a price so steep that in two years only one school has paid it.
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RosalynM
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United Kingdom
466 Posts

Posted - 27 Apr 2012 :  16:45:16  Show Profile
Thought I would post the revised timings to Carnival Day 2012.... as you now know, The Torch should be clear of the town by 11am so our proposed timing are:

11am Carnival Parade begins in Amwell End
11.45am Boat Parade
Noon - Town Fair opens

Any of you out there with a stall booked for the Town Fair will need to be in & set up at the Priory by 10am as the roads will close at this time. There will be access to the Priory set up between 7am-10am.

We get a fairly substantial crowd for the Carnival Parade normally and have no idea how much this will increase for the arrival of the Torch Relay. If any members would be prepared to volunteer as a steward for both the Torch Relay & Carnival Parade I'd be pleased to hear from you.
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Scouter
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United Kingdom
1326 Posts

Posted - 28 Apr 2012 :  07:29:16  Show Profile
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Originally posted by cchallis

So only a few from ware doing it why no more?



One Great Amwell's Cub leaders is carrying the torch and has to go to somewhere in the Midlands to do so!

Edited by - Scouter on 28 Apr 2012 07:29:41
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Alec
Senior Member

United Kingdom
644 Posts

Posted - 28 Apr 2012 :  12:23:52  Show Profile
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Originally posted by Scouter
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Originally posted by cchallis
So only a few from ware doing it why no more?


One Great Amwell's Cub leaders is carrying the torch and has to go to somewhere in the Midlands to do so!


Yes, that's a shame, isn't it. I've got a colleague from Stanstead Abbotts running in the Hertford section.
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