Olympic Torch journey through North Yorkshire

Torch at Railway Museum
The Olympic Torch at the National Railway Museum in York Photo: ITV Tyne Tees

Starting at York Minster, the Olympic Torch paid a visit to the National Railway Museum before making its way through through Thirsk, Northallerton and Richmond.

In Northallerton, 13 year old George Conway, who has a rare muscular disorder, carried the torch, accompanied by his father.

Torch Northallerton George Conway
13 year old torchbearer George Conway in Northallerton Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

2012 Chairman Lord Coe greeted the torch in Richmond, where he also opened the new wing at Richmond School. The flame was carried on through the Market Square to the castle.

Lord Coe at Richmond
Lord Coe at Richmond School Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
Torch Richmond Castle
The torch arrives at Richmond Castle Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The last stop in the region was Barnard Castle, from where the torch headed west to Cumbria.