The weather may have been wet today, but that failed to dampen the spirits of local people who turned out in force to greet the Olympic torch as it travelled through the county for the second day.
The Relay left Alnwick at 7.28 am and has travelled through the communities of Alnwick, Hipsburn, Warkworth, Amble, Ashington, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, Choppington, Morpeth, Hartford, Bedlington, Blyth before being handed over to North Tyneside.
Today the flame will travel 64 miles through 18 communities on its journey from Alnwick to Newcastle and will be carried by 141 torchbearers. It is currently on its 27th day of its journey around the UK.
The first Torchbearer of the day was Richard Moules, 65, from Hexham, who was nominated by Northumberland County Council for the leading role that he played in the formation of Humshaugh Community Ventures that breathed new life into the local community.
The torch stopped off at Warkworth Castle for a photo opportunity when Tony Holland, 38, from Northumberland was carrying the Flame.
Over recent months Northumberland County Council and event producer Culture Creative have been working behind the scenes with LOCOG (The London 2012 Organising Committee) Alnwick Castle, community partners and key sponsors to co-ordinate the event.
Tomorrow the torch will re-enter the county at Prudhoe and will travel to Stocksfield, Hexham and Riding Mill.For further details on the route can be found on the council’s webs