11 July 2012
Last updated at 21:28
Blue skies heralded the start of day 54, Reading to Salisbury, and Lee Umpleby had the honour of being torchbearer number 001 when he carried the flame through Caversham Court Gardens in Reading.
More blue skies for Ian Harding as he made his way along the River Thames in Reading.
BBC Olympics presenter Clare Balding was given a warm welcome in her home town of Newbury, where she was head girl of Downe House School. Later, she tweeted: "That was absolutely AMAZING. I was in bits getting off the bus, cried when I saw my family and grinned throughout the run. Thank you Newbury!"
Torchbearer 059, Oliver Leonard carrying the Olympic Flame on the torch relay leg on day 54 through Basingstoke.
This picture from Basingstoke Council shows the Olympic Flame being carried through the centre of Basingstoke in 1948. The flame was carried down the same street on 11 July.
Torchbearer 074, Kirstie Nash, carrying the Olympic Flame on the Torch Relay leg between Kings Worthy and Winchester.
The crowds came out in force in Winchester, Hampshire, which was illustrated perfectly by BBC Southampton's Joe Lumley who snapped this shot in the city centre.
Kirstie Nash passes the Olympic flame to Phillip Blowfield outside Winchester Cathedral.
There was plenty excitement among young people in the village of Kings Worthy.
Kathryn Howey carried the flame on the Torch Relay leg through Tidworth in Wiltshire.
Caroline Burnett lit the cauldron after the torch relay leg through Salisbury. Wiltshire Police said 35,000 people attended the Olympic Torch party at Hudson's Field.