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Photo Gallery: Torch Relay comes to Hastings

On 19 May, the Olympic Flame set off on an epic whistle-stop tour of the UK for the Torch Relay - celebrating the 2012 Summer Olympics.

From Jersey to Cardiff, the beautiful golden torch covered a total distance of 8,000 miles over 70 days – passing Salvation Army churches along the way.

As Olympic fever spread across the nation, a handful of Salvationists were selected to carry the famous Olympic Flame because of the inspirational work they carried out for their community.

For those Salvation Army members who weren’t holding the torch during the relay, they were on hand to welcome communities by playing music, providing refreshments and selling The War Cry.

Hastings Temple Corps in Ore Village offered breakfasts of tea, coffee and rolls to eager members of the public keen to watch the torch relay go past The Salvation Army Hall.

And here are some pictures showing the Torch as it passed through Hastings.

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