Today is day 7 of 70 for the London 2012 Olympic torch relay and will see the torch travel from Worcester at 7.58am to Cardiff at 5.32pm, passing through Powick, Malvern, Malvern Wells, Ross-on-Wye, Monmouth, Raglan, Abergavenny, Brynmawr, Blaenavon, Abersychan, Pontypool and Newport along the way.
One of the biggest contrasts along this route will be between picture postcard Abergavenny and the more industrially-scarred World Heritage Site of Blaenavon. The latter is home to the Big Pit national coal museum. Interestingly, between the two locations is the grave of Foxhunter, a gold medal winning horse at the 1952 Olympic Games held in Helsinki. In fact, that was Britain’s only gold medal from those Games.
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