SJ8398 : Manchester Town Hall, Olympic Fireworks

taken 7 years ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

Manchester Town Hall, Olympic Fireworks
Manchester Town Hall, Olympic Fireworks
Fireworks illuminate the clock tower of Manchester's Grade I listed Victorian town hall at the climax of the Olympic and Paralympic Games celebration event in Albert Square.
Manchester Olympic Celebrations 26th October 2012
Hundreds of well wishers turned out on a bitterly cold, but otherwise fine, night for a celebratory party in the Albert Square to honour Manchester's Olympic and Paralympic athletes and a host of Games volunteers who travelled from the city to help the London events run smoothly.

Spectators saw volunteers and athletes from both events welcomed along a red carpet before they took to a specially erected stage as show highlights from the games were shown on a big screen.

Greater Manchester-based athletes won a total of nine Olympic golds, accounting for almost a third of the 29 Olympic golds won by Team GB, and 16 Paralympic golds.

The party, compered by BBC commentator Paul Dickenson (himself an ex-Olympic athlete), was concluded by a four-minute firework spectacular illuminating the Town Hall (LinkExternal link YouTube video).

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Date Taken
Friday, 26 October, 2012   (more nearby)
Sunday, 28 October, 2012
Geographical Context
Public buildings and spaces  City, Town centre  People, Events 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8386 9810 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.7624N 2:14.6798W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8383 9808
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