Eve of the Rose Queen Carnival: Whaley Bridge joins massive welcome for the Olympic torch

Little William Aspinall gets hand on the torch, with Bill Weston and cousin Ava Hodgson

On the eve of the Whaley Bridge Rose Queen Festival, hundreds of local people got into the carnival mode by joining the enormous crowds in Buxton welcoming the Olympic torch on its latest journey.

One little Whaley boy, William Aspinall, aged two got to meet torch carrier Bill Weston AND hold the torch.  (more…)