Today is day 36 of 70 for the London 2012 Olympic torch relay and will see the torch travel from Lytham St. Anne’s at 6:20am to Manchester at 5:44pm, passing through Warton, Preston, Blackburn, Accrington, Burnley, Crawshawbooth, Reedsholme, Rawtenstall, Rochdale, Heywood, Bury, Whitefield, Prestwich, Higher Broughton and Cheetham Hill along the way.
After leaving Royal Lytham and St Annes Golf Club, the flame will call at Blackburn Town Hall, Bury Town Hall and the statue of computer pioneer Alan Turing (on the centenary of his death) in Manchester, before an evening celebration in Albert Square.
The former Olympic 800m finalist Diane Modahl will be among the torch bearers heading through Preston. Carrying the torch in Manchester – a city which itself bid for the Olympic Games in 1996 and 2000 – will be the Olympic cycling great, Sir Chris Hoy.
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