1948 Olympiad Yachting - arrival of Olympic Flame at Torre Abbey

placeholder gif[1948 Olympiad Yachting - runners carrying the Olympic flame enter Torre Abbey]

The runner holding the torch is Mr S. A. Francis, of 23 Fore Street, St Marychurch; his escorts were Messrs. R. C. Hemmings and G. J. Collings. All three were members of the Torquay Amateur Athletic Club. The local newspapers of the time (held at Torquay Library) give many extra details.

Written by Mark Pool

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Title Value
Written by Mark Pool
Organisation Torbay Libray Services
Identifier ref 607
Contributor   Mark Pool  
Date   1948  
Format   greyscale glossy photograph; 207 mm x 152; offset caption  
Coverage   Devon. Torbay  
Source   Torbay Library Services  
Subject   Maritime. Ceremony. Sport. Regatta  
Type   Image  
Publisher   Torbay Library Services  
Rights   Torbay Library Services  
Keywords Olympics opening welcome torch