Olympic Torch Relay in Scunthorpe, Scawby Brook, Brigg and Wrawby - updates, pictures, information
An official attendance of more than 37,000 people has been declared by the organisers of the North Lincolnshire Torch Relay this afternoon.
"And we just missed the rain!" they said. "What a fantastic day!”
The thousands who awaiting the arrival of the Olympic Torch hoped the forecast showers would fail to materialise or stay away until after the flame has passed through the district.
There were some umbrellas raised in Wrawby, but the earlier section in Scunthorpe saw fine, dry conditions.
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HERE'S HOW THE EXCITING AND MEMORABLE DAY MAPPED OUT
11.00am: The Olympic Torch is in Doncaster, being greeted by big crowds.
11.30am: North Lincolnshire Council workers are out and about putting the finishing touches to flower arrangements and getting the roadsides and footpaths ready for the spectators.
12.53pm: Jayne Bratton has Tweeted saying she's so excited, having come up from Cambridge to see uncle John Curry carry the torch in her husband's home village, Wrawby.
12.58pm: After a lunch break the convoy has now set off again in Doncaster and progressed to Armthorpe.
1.25pm: Good-sized crowds are beginning to build up in Oswald Road, Scunthorpe, notably close to North Lincolnshire Museum, where the Brumby Engineering College Band is among those waiting.
2.05pm: There's a huge turnout all along Doncaster Road, particularly outside the Baths Hall and towards Britannia Corner. There's a real party atmosphere with people of all ages enjoying the day out. Although it is clouding over it is warm and sunny here. The torch is speeding on its way towards Scunthorpe and is due to arrive in about 20 minutes' time.
2.15pm: In Brigg, David Johnsen is worried about the weather. "The clouds are looking ominious ... bring a jacket", he advises.
2.22pm: The torch is crossing the Trent. Not long now ...
2.28pm: And the torch is in Scunthorpe! Archie Swain, 12, of Redbourne, has the honour of being the first torchbearer.
2.30pm: Archie is going at quite a pace! The crowds are loving it.
2.35pm: In Doncaster Road, crowds are swarming in front of the torch at one of the "kisses". Meanwhile the sponsor vehicles have now passed down Oswald Road and the police helicopter is overhead. Shaun Ringwood tweets: “Such a buzz in Scunthorpe for the Olympic Torch relay. Fantastic atmosphere from the crowd.”
2.44pm: The torch is nearing the Pods. Massive crowds. Meanwhile, in Brigg crowds are gathering waving Union Flags as they await their turn.
3.38pm: The torch has progressed along Ashby Road to the Pods, down the Queensway to Ashby Ville and is now rounding Castlethorpe Corner on its way into Scawby Brook. Sergeant James Main, of Scunthorpe police, says: "Excellent torch event in Scunthorpe - very busy large crowds and great atmosphere."
3.45pm: The torch has now reached Ancholme Leisure Centre in Scawby Brook.
3.52pm: The Olympic Torch passes the Tesco store in Brigg and enters Cary Lane.
3.54pm: The Torch skirts through crowded Brigg Market Place and heads off down Wrawby Street. Full Brigg torch relay report here.
3.58pm: Sergeant James Main tweets: "North Lincolnshire crowds have done the Olympic Torch proud. Well done & sun shone. Good luck to North East Lincs tonight #HumbTorch"
4.04pm: NL Torch Relay says: "Our final torchbearer in Brigg is Matthew Kaye. He's climbed Kilimanjaro so the #nltorchrelay must be a breeze! Great crowds and lots of excitement in Brigg! Over 6,000 people have seen the torch in Brigg so far!"
4.09pm: The torch has now arrived in Wrawby and the first bearer is Dominic Robinson, of Grimsby. It is thought John Curry, of Scunthorpe, will be taking charge for the penultimate or final stretch in the village.
4.12pm: The Wrawby Hill stretch has been completed and the torch has passed Vicarage Motors, outside which tyres were arranged to form the Olympic rings.
4.17pm: John Curry takes over on Melton Road, Wrawby, not far from the village's renowned windmill.
4.21pm: The Torch carrying has now been completed in North Lincolnshire the convoy has set off for the North East of the county.
4.22pm: Brigg Town Mayor Councillor Carl Sherwood described it as a brilliant turnout for the Olympic torch and great for his town.