The Olympic flame made it over the hills to Buxton today
Joe had a pass out from last lesson at school and Tom wearily hobbled straight off his DofE expedition in time for us to make it over the hills to bag the perfect vantage point on the Slopes in the Crescent and for me to nip up on to the Market Place for ice-creams .
When I spotted the distinctive orange livery of the Billerettes in the distance I was pretty sure we’d picked the right spot to see Bill Weston, one of the three torch bearers for this leg of the relay.
Bill, the founder of the the Billerettes, who are sort of a dance troupe with a difference, has raised thousands and thousands of pounds for charity over nearly four decades.
He’s a guy with endless enthusiasm who lives his life with a sense of fun, whatever the role: here he is in an ‘off duty moment’ dressed as a town crier. Bill has an MBE for his service to the community.
So it was great to see him today having a thoroughly good time, as were the crowd, which I’d hazard a guess is for Bill a win win situation.
Bill with the Olympic torch. Go Bill.