19 July 2012
Last updated at 11:31
Katherine Batts was the first torchbearer on day 62 of the torch relay, carrying the flame at Deal Pier. Katherine has served as lifeguard officer for the Kent branch of the RLSS for the past 18 years.
It looked like Deal had gone Back To The Future when a DeLorean car turned up on the flame's route. Rumours that Marty McFly would carry a torch proved unfounded.
Katherine Stalker has cerebral palsy but does not allow that to stop her volunteering for the Seahorses Swimming Club for the disabled. She carried the flame in great Stonar.
Promising footballer player Adrian Gresl swapped playing five-a-side for delivering "side fives" when he got touchy feely with the crowd during his sting with the flame.
Wendy Wiles has spent more than 25 years working for the Guide Association, metaphorically putting her arms around youngsters, so it was great to see her on the receiving end of a hug just before her leg of the relay.
Former javelin star Steve Backley managed to keep the torch upright and resisted any temptation to throw it a mighty distance at the end of his run. Backley is the only British track and field competitor to win medals at three different Olympic Games, winning two silvers and a bronze.
Steve Backley (bottom of the picture) ran alongside the Port of Ramsgate, which provides the only passenger ferry service between the Channel ports and Belgium.
A big smile spread across the face of Cameron Edmonds when he took the flame in Broadstairs. The 12-year-old has Duchennes Muscular Dystrophy and is largely confined to his wheelchair. However, he is said to have "a wicked sense of humour" and his cheeky grin seems to be evidence of that.
British tennis player Elena Baltacha looked emotional during her leg of the relay in St Peters. Baltacha will play at the 2012 Games in the singles and also in the doubles, where she will partner Anne Keothavong.
British artist Tracey Emin carried the flame in Margate and took it into the Turner Contemporary gallery. Emin is one of 12 artists selected to produce a poster and limited edition print for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
From a torch kiss to The Kiss sculpture, Tracey Emin brought a cultural bent to her leg of the relay. French sculptor Auguste Rodin made the marble piece in 1889 - it is pictured here in the Turner Contemporary gallery, who have it on loan from the Tate collection.
British former swimmer Karen Pickering took the flame from Tracy Emin. A four-time world champion in freestyle events, Karen also competed at four consecutive Olympics from 1992.
It looked as though Freda Rayner had brought her own personal piper when she carried the flame. The 88-year-old, who once served in the WRAF as a barrage balloon winch operator, waved her stick as the music played.
Alec Martin carried the flame in Sturry. The 14-year-old was diagnosed with MPNST, a rare cancer in his left leg, three years ago and was aided by the torch security team during his section of the relay.
Rounding off the day at Leeds Castle was Sarah Shephard who carried the flame in the grounds of the magnificent fortification which is set on two islands on the River Len in Kent.