CROWDS have been steadily building this morning ready for the Olympic Torch Relay which is expected to arrive in Skegness around 12.30pm.
Among them, was The Right Reverend Christopher Lowson, Bishop of Lincoln, who said he felt that people had ‘come together’ for this momentous occasion.
“The day is building up and it’s a very exciting day. I think it’s good that Skegness and the surrounding villages have been able to come together,” said Bishop Lowson.
The torch is stopping off in town for approximately an hour which is said to be impressive for the area and Bishop Lowson thought it was not only ‘important’ that the community gets to share in this occasion but the ‘whole world’.
“This event will be remembered and it is important to the whole world and Skegness and the villages has had a real part in that,” Bishop Lowson added.
The Bishop also praised the hard work of East Lindsey District Council and its partners for its efforts into improving sporting connections in the area and the preparation in organising both the SO Festival and the Olympic Torch events.
He said: “The district council has worked hard to improve sport in the area and that is fantastic.”
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