Readers share the torch joy live online

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LIVE coverage of the torch’s historic journey by The Star yesterday was followed by readers from across South Yorkshire.

Many wrote to @SheffieldStar on Twitter to give their reactions as reporters and photographers provided updates from Barnsley and Sheffield.

And they posted their own pictures of the celebrations to help share the story with thousands of people online as the excitement travelled with the torch.

Dominic Shirt sent his photograph of Lord Sebastian Coe running with the flame as he passed The Crucible in Sheffield city centre.

More sent in snaps taken on Ecclesall Road, where the crowds were just as thick, as well as Chapeltown and Hillsborough.

A video of legendary athlete Dorothy Hyman running in Barnsley was also ‘retweeted’, or shared, by others as was the news that more than 20,000 people enjoyed the city centre celebrations.

Angela Spooner said: “I feel proud to have seen the torch in Chapeltown today.”

Peter Naldrett added: “There’s a great atmosphere by the Botanical Gardens, got a great view of the flame going by.”

The Star has a dedicated web page set up to cover the torch’s journey. It will continue today as the flame leaves the city through Rotherham and then goes to Doncaster.


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