Thousands out on streets to see Rotherham's Moment to Shine
Published Tuesday 26th June 12
More than 30,000 people lined the streets of Rotherham this morning as the Olympic Torch travelled through the Borough.
Thousands cheered on the torchbearers through All Saints Square and Clifton Park, with thousands more on the streets through the town centre, East Dene, Dalton and Thrybergh.
Councillor Roger Stone, Leader of Rotherham MBC, said: "People from across Rotherham have again shown what a fantastic community spirit there is here by turning out in their thousands for our moment to shine.
"I was lucky enough to be able to join the people in Clifton Park and there was a fantastic atmosphere and the numbers there were similar to the crowds we see for the Rotherham Show every September.
"Even the weather held for us and the event has been a major success in showing Rotherham's best qualities to a worldwide audience. We wish every other community well when they have their time with the Olympic Torch."
A host of photographs from the day in Rotherham are now available on the photo gallery page.