Olympic Torch Relay: Rainham crowds and entertainers welcome the flame
Crowds lined the streets of Rainham to see the Olympic Torch today.
In Rainham Village entertainment was put on by performers including Kam Singh on the dhol drum, Bok Tucker, 18, on saxophone, local majorettes and the Lightnin’ Drama Group.
Bok, 18, the son of Cllr Jeffrey Tucker, said: “It was a really good experience, I enjoyed it a lot, it was definitely the biggest crowd I’ve ever played to.”
Volunteer marshal Julie Tripp helped the public find their way around the area near The Albion pub so they could get a glimpse of the Flame as it passed by.
She said: “The atmosphere was great. I’ve lived in Rainham all my life so I wanted to volunteer in Rainham.
You may also want to watch:
“Everyone was laughing and smiling and having a good time.”
If you took pictures and want to share them with the Recorder, visit london.iwitness.co.uk and upload your album!
- 1 'Lovely service': Initial impressions of Kem Cetinay's restaurant Array
- 2 'He was petrified': Rainham mother calls for more action on bullying
- 3 'For my kids': Mother vows to keep fighting over council flat mould
- 4 Harold Wood walkers ‘frustrated’ as ‘beyond repair’ bridge is closed
- 5 Covid stats show cases rising across east London boroughs
- 6 'Darkest days of my life': Six-year-old diagnosed with rare condition suffers OCD, anxiety and depressive symptoms
- 7 Romford Town swimmer Junayna Ahmed to compete in Olympic Games
- 8 'Unexplained' Collier Row death 'not believed to be suspicious'
- 9 'My hero': Romford delivery driver wins award for keeping colleagues safe
- 10 Housing in Havering: Major developments set to come to the borough
Don’t forget to pick up your special souvenir Olympic Torch edition of the Recorder this Friday!