We’ll be live this Wednesday morning to bring you all the coverage of the Olympic Torch Relay Through Harrow. From 8am we will bring you the build up to this one in a lifetime event and then at 9am we come live from the town centre plus we’ll have reporters at the key points on the route as the torch passes through our borough.
All the information on how to tune in to our broadcast plus check out our webcam to see the dancers and the build up to the event. If you are looking to come and see the torch then we have all the spectator information below.
Live video by Ustream
Ways to Listen
On any PC or MAC via our website www.hcrfm.org. On the home or any page on the right hand side is our radio play, simply click on the green play button and it will connect to our stream. If people system is set up for different plays them underneath the play are individual options for mp3s, Window media player, Winamp and Itunes.
Dedicated IPhone App
Iphone users can download our dedicated App. All you need to do is search for Harrow Community Radio in the App Store on your iPhone. It’s completely free to download and install. The App will also run on iPhone 3GS*, iPhone 4* and iPhone 4S models as well as 3rd Gen iPod Touch+* and iPad. The App has the following functions:
1.Dedicated audio stream, listen wherever you are
2.Access to all our Social media including Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
3.Text the studio direct from the App
4.Email the studio direct from the App.
Android phone users:
Can down the TuneIn Radio or TuneIn Radio Pro App available for your Android phones. Just search for “TuneIn” in the Android Market. For more information visit www.tunein.com/mobile/android/. Once is downloaded search for Harrow Community Radio and save it in My Presets.
The Olympic flame starts its journey at the historic Headstone Manor before traveling through Wealdstone, Harrow Town Centre and over Harrow-on-the-Hill.
Headstone Manor – 09.17am – The flame is lit and starts from Headstone Manor to the sound of a trumpet fanfare. Vaughan school are performing a specially created dance piece, and there will be medieval combat demonstrations. Access to Headstone Manor is strictly by invitation only. Once out of the museum the flame will do a lap of the Bessborough cricket ground before setting off down Pinner View and along Headstone Drive.
10.00am – Once the flame departs Headstone Manor & Museum opens its doors to all for a family fun day with workshops, displays and demonstrations continuing until 2pm.
Bessborough Cricket Ground -08.30am – A demonstration cricket match will be taking place before the flame takes a lap of the boundary at around 9.19am
Palmerston Road/ Siddhashram International Centre – 09.00am – Dancers and dohl drummers will perform in advance of the flame’s arrival
09.41am – The flame reaches Palmerston Road
Civic Centre, Station Road – 09.00am – Cheerleaders will be getting the celebrations started here
09.45am – The flames passes the Civic Centre
Katie’s Statue, Harrow Town Centre -09.00am – Harrow Community Radio will be delivering a live broadcast, and the crowds can enjoy performances by Elevate Street Dance and the Merrydowners Morris Dancers
09.54am – The flame goes through the Town Centre
Harrow School, Harrow-on-the-Hill – 09.00am – The Glen Trew Pipe Band and St Mary’s Church children’s choir provide a musical accompaniment to celebrations on the Hill. The church bells will also be rung to mark this historic moment.
10.08am – The flame goes over the top of the hill
St George’s Primary School – 10.00am – Children from the school have been making flags and banners and will be lining the route to see the flame cross the border into Brent
10.18am – The flame heads down Sudbury Hill and out of the borough
Do’s & Don’ts
DON’T bring your car – all the roads in Harrow will be extremely busy on the day and there is very little parking available at any of the event sites other than the town centre.
DON’T come to Headstone Manor for the start of the relay unless you have an invitation
DO come along to Headstone Manor after 10am for the family fun day
DO keep yourselves and your children safe by staying out of the road
DO bring some water to drink
DO check the weather forecast and dress accordingly
DO take your litter home with you
DO bring flags to wave and have a wonderful time!
Best Places to View
Headstone Drive – between Harrow View and the Crown Court
Harrow Town Centre – between Debenhams and Barclays Bank
Peterborough Road – between Lowlands Road and Garlands Lane
Sudbury Hill – between Chasewood Park and St George’s School
For disabled people – Opposite Katie’s Statue in the Town Centre