On a warm night in 1948 Frank Verge waited in the dark for his chance to carry the Olympic flame.
The Meridian team highlights the best places to see the Olympic torch on Day 61 of the relay as it travels from Sussex into Kent.
Our step by step guide to the movements of the Olympic flame as it travels through Dorset
Hundreds of people are heading to Stoke Mandeville for the start of the 24 hour Paralympic Torch Relay. The flame will leave the spiritual home of the games this evening before it is carried by more than 500 torchbearers to London.
Tracey Emin says she had a dream about running through Margate towards the Turner art gallery.
The artist ran through her home town with the Olympic torch before handing the flame over to swimmer Karen Pickering.
Artist Tracey Emin has carried the Olympic torch through her home town of Margate on it's journey through Kent today.
She held the flame aloft on the steps of the Turner Contemporary art gallery.
Our motorcycle team will be joining the #olympictorch convoy today. Make sure you give them a wave & if you take any pix, send them our way
If you missed it, here's Meridian Tonight from the West of the region. See the Olympic flame travelling through Dorset on its historic journey.
Thousands lined the route as 105 torchbearers carried the flame through Dorset today. The torch began its journey from Portland Bill. It headed into Portland, to Corfe Castle, Swanage and over to Poole mid afternoon. It will be in Bournemouth this evening. Andrew Pate reports.
A man has been charged after streaking at the Torch Relay in Henley.
Daniel Leer, aged 27, from Lawson Road in Henley-on-Thames has been charged with indecent exposure and released on bail to appear at Oxford Magistrates’ Court on 25 July.