Olympic torch route announced

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THE street-by-street route the Olympic Torch will take through the district has been announced.

Torchbearers will carry the flame through Wakefield, Castleford, Pontefract and Ackworth on the morning of Monday, June 25.

Hemsworth man Mick Cordall has been selected as one of the torchbearers and will carry the flame through Ackworth.

The route will be as follows:

• Wakefield - Wentworth Street, Burton Street, Bond Street, Wood Street, Bull Ring, Westmoreland Street, Teall Street, Kirkgate Precinct and Kirkgate.

• Castleford - Leeds Road (Joffre Ave to Front Street section), Front Street and Park Road

• Pontefract - Front Street, Jubilee Way, Mill Hill Road and Ackworth Road (Kings School)

• Ackworth - Pontefract Road and Barnsley Road.

See next week’s Express for the full story.