Today, admid great excitement, the Olympic Torch came through Barnstaple. We walked the children down from school, all 250 of them, and found a spot on the Strand just down from the Civic Centre. It was heaving. The news said that 7000 people turned out in Barnstaple to watch. It certainly was a great atmosphere. This is Franky Astill Sheppard who carried the torch past us at about 11.15. He grinned all the way along!
And this is Ellie and her friends just before the torch came through. One of the last chances I'll get to photograph Ellie on a school trip. After July she won't be at the same school as me. It will be weird.