The Olympic flame in York: video highlights

Young and old carried the Olympic flame around York, cheered on by thousands. Our video highlights package and pix capture the spectacle

Torchbearer Scott Stockdale carries the Olympic Flame on York City Walls. Photograph: London 2012

York turned out in the sunshine to see the Olympic flame hotfoot around the city. Official figures put the turnout at 55,000 in the city centre yesterday and 23,400 for the Knavesmire party led by Katy B.

Today the flame left York by steam from the National Railway Museum on its way to Thirsk. It’s eventual destination is a city in the south east called London.

Here’s our package of video highlights. Scroll down for more pix.


Philip Jones carries the Olympic Flame on the walls. Photograph: London 2012

Yorkshire showjumper Harvey Smith with the flame at York racecourse. Photograph: John Merrick

Harvey Smith lights the cauldron at Knavesmire. Photograph: John Merrick

Katy B entertains the crowd at York Racecourse. Photograph: John Merrick

Josephine Loughran carries the Olympic Flame on the Scots Guardsman steam locomotive from York to Thirsk. Photograph: London 2012