May 21 2013 Latest news:
By PAUL GEATER
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
DETAILS of the route of the Olympic torch through Ipswich have been revealed today.
The torch will arrive in town by water on July 5, passing near the Orwell Bridge before arriving at the Old Custom House at 6.23pm.
It will then pass around the town centre, passing Cromwell Square and the Cornhill before arriving at the Christchurch Park gates at 6.39pm.
It will arrive on stage outside Christchurch Mansion five minutes later. Entry to the official celebrations in the park is to ticket holders only.
Details of who will carry the torch through the town are still to be confirmed.
The following morning the torch will leave the mansion at 6.35am on its way towards Colchester. It will again pass through the Cornhill and Portman Road before heading south – it should have cleared the town centre before the worst of the traffic rush hour builds up.
The torch itself is accompanied by a considerable back-up team with buses and support staff, so those wanting to see its passage through the town are asked to ensure they are in place early to be able to see the torch as it passes.