The Olympic torch is set to visit Southwold on its way to London, as organisers have decided that Southwold’s iconic beach huts are among Britain’s most enduring images.
The Torch will enter Suffolk through Lowestoft on the 5th of July, before heading south, where visitors to Southwold will be able to see the historic symbol of the Games as it makes its way across the country.
John Windell, the Mayor of Southwold, told the BBC: “We’re all very excited by the news. It’s a great opportunity to showcase the town and its pier, seafront, marshes and river as well as the beach huts. We’re looking forward to people coming to watch the relay and then staying to have a look around everything else the town has.”
The torch is set to make an estimated 8,000 mile trip around the UK, which is set to begin at Land’s End in Cornwall in may and last 70 days.
Organisers have said that 95% of the population will be within one hour of the route of the torch.
journey time of being able to see the torch.