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Olympic Torch Relay

THE Olympic Torch Relay is about to get underway.

The flame will be lit in Greece this Thursday (May 10) and then on May 18 it will be flown to Britain and carried by a succession of torchbearers through 1,019 communities - including Chester, Ellesmere Port, Crewe and Flintshire - before it is used to light the cauldron at the London opening ceremony on July 27.

The torch will arrive in Connahs Quay at about 4pm on Tuesday, May 29.

The flame will travel along the B5126 Mold Road starting near the junction with Ffordd Llanarth down to the junction with the High Street, before going right onto High Street and continuing along the B5129 through Shotton to Queensferry.

The procession will then go along the A550 Gladstone Way in Hawarden from the junction with Cottage Lane up to the monument junction on the Highway. Turning left, the torch will travel through Hawarden along Glynne Way.

The final leg of the relay in Flintshire will see the torch carried along the A5104 Saltney High Street, starting at the B5129 Saltney Ferry junction and then on into Chester.

The flame will then blaze a trail through Chester at 5.30pm on the Tuesday (May 29) and gets to The Racecourse about 6.30pm and stays for an evening celebration. On Wednesday, May 30 about 6.56am it departs Queen's Park suspension bridge on a journey through Chester and stops at Overleigh Road before being transported to Wrexham.

The next day, after passing through Llangollen, Welshpool, Shrewsbury, Much Wenlock, Ironbridge, Telford, Newport, Stafford, Stoke on Trent, the torch will make its way into Crewe on Thursday, May 31, arriving at Hungerford Road about 8.03am before leaving by convoy from Springfield School to Congleton.

For a full list of streets the torch is passing through in Chester and Crewe see here and for Flintshire and across North Wales, see here.

And if you are lining the streets to see the Olympic Torch pass by then we would love to take a snap and send it through to us.

An quick way to send your pictures is on this easy to use form here.

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