In pictures: 24 snaps show the day that the London 2012 Olympic torch passed through Wakefield, Pontefract and Castleford
In pictures: 24 snaps show the day that the London 2012 Olympic torch passed through Wakefield, Pontefract and Castleford

In pictures: 24 snaps show the day that the London 2012 Olympic torch passed through Wakefield, Pontefract and Castleford

In the run up to the London 2012 Olympics, the eyes of the world were on Wakefield, as the Olympic torch passed through the district.

Friday, 19th February 2021, 3:15 pm

In the run-up to the London 2012 Olympics, the Olympic flame was carried through more than 1,000 towns and cities across the UK. Thousands of people, including community heroes and local celebrities, were invited to help carry the torch for a section of it's 8,000 mile journey. Do you remember the Olympic torch passing through Wakefield and the Five Towns? We've collected 24 of the best photos of the torch's journey through the district below.

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