Olympic Torch comes to Town

Olympic Torch Relay, Thornton Heath, South London –  July 24th 2012

Nothing really happens in my part of town – fact.  Well, the riots happened last year, and the place is known for knife crime, chicken shops, barbers and (one I’m quite proud of) the home of Dubstep.  Yes, this is where it all started.

The Olympic Torch relay went through the town on the hottest day of the year so far.  I’ve never seen such a positive buzz in this part of London.

Awesome vibe. 

People are complaining about the Olympics and how much chaos and inconvenience it’s going to cause, but seeing this part of suburban south London like this made me realise that perhaps it’s all worthwhile, even just for a few minutes.

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