VIDEO Olympic Torch Live: Torch bids farewell to Mansfield

THE Olympic Torch departed Mansfield in front of thousands of people along the town’s Southwell Road West on Thursday afternoon.

Excited schoolchildren, workers on lunch breaks and pensioners were among the crowds to watch the iconic flame on the last leg of the momentous journey through our area.

Olympic torch at Mansfield

Olympic torch at Mansfield

And as the heavens threatened to open above, some householders watched on from the comfort of their homes as the torch passed through the town and on to Nottingham.