Antony Eames was one of the five Torchbearer team members who carried the Flame past the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Temple, Brent Europe’s first traditional Hindu temple. Antony was nominated for his courage and determination in overcoming the many challenges that he faced after being diagnosed with Long QT Syndrome (Sudden Death Syndrome).
Lucy Priest was one of the Torchbearers who carried the Flame across the famous Abbey Road crossing, the iconic pedestrian crossing outside Abbey Road recording station that appeared on the front of one of The Beatles albums. Lucy worked as a nurse until she was registered blind in 2001. She managed to overcome this life changing moment and went on to train as a counsellor.
At the ‘home of cricket’, Lords Cricket Ground, a team of five members of the UK’s first blind women’s cricket team carried the Flame into the famous ground, which will play host to the Paralympic Archery competition.
The Flame also paid a visit to some of the residents of London Zoo, as the team of Torchbearers carrying it at that time posed by the penguin enclosure for a photo.
A team from Torchbearers from Chelsea FC’s pan-disability squad, nominated by London 2012 Organising Committe chair, Seb Coe carried the Flame to Westminster Abbey.
A team of Torchbearers including Dame Tannie Grey Thompson carried the Paralympic Flame through famous London landmark Trafalgar Square.
Tower Bridge will also be visited by the Paralympic Flame where it was then be carried through to City Hall.
Marking the start of the Games
A team of Torchbearers including Dame Tannie Grey Thompson carried the Paralympic Flame through Trafalgar Square.
The Flame will make its final public visit at the Community Live Site at Stratford Park, Newham, before making its way to the Olympic Park where it will enter the Stadium and light the Cauldron, marking the start of the Paralympic Games.
The Flame will stay alight throughout the period of the Games, until it is extinguished during the Closing Ceremony, marking the end of the London 2012 Paralympic Games.