Olympic Torch boosts visitor number in Falmouth

From 21 May 2012

Close to 40,000 people flock to Falmouth to see the Olympic Torch.

Thousands of people lined the streets of Falmouth on Saturday, May 19 to cheer on the Olympic Torch on Day One of its relay around Britain.

Basking in the warmth of the early summer sun, Falmouth was transformed as an air of celebration swept through the town.

The Olympic Torch and its procession made its way through a packed town centre with close to 40,000 people on hand to see the flame. Young and old alike were on hand to witness this once in a lifetime event.

The National Maritime Museum Cornwall transfromed their tower into a replica flame, Cornish Pilot Gigs lead a procession past Customs House Quay and there was even a fly-by from the RNAS Culdrose Sea King helicopter.

The summer ahead is full of spectacular events in Falmouth, including the Fal River Festival, the Sea Shanty Festival and Falmouth Week. If they're all as successful as this one, then we're in for a summer to remember.

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