Sunday 27 June 2004 1.55pm
In order not to hamper the progress of the Olympic torch along Stoney Street
, next to Borough Market
, the police swooped to get various cars and vans in Stoney and Park Street
towed away, yellow cones put out etc. Police bikes turned up ahead of the alloted time, crowds were controlled, helicopters hovered, expectations raised.......and what happened? The 'parade' hesitated as it turned into Southwark Street
from the high Street.....and then carried on past the end of Stoney Street
, leaving everyone rather bemused...then the police bikes departed, without explanation. Is this a metaphor for the way we may run the Olympics if we get it? I do hope the selection committee don't hear about this.......
Edited 1 times. Last edit at 27 June 2004 3.03pm by James Hatts.