Daventry district snubbed in Olympic torch relay

THE town and much of the district have been left off the route for the Olympic torch next year.

The announcement of the Olympic torch route today (Monday, November 7) says the Olympic flame will pass from Rugby, to Dunchurch and then onto Northampton during its route to the London games next year.

It is understood the torch will pass by the isolated Althorp House on its journey, but there are no indications it will pass through Daventry or any of the villages, meaning that anyone who wants to get a glimpse of the relay will likely have to travel outside the area.

There will be no stops for the torch in the county.