It has been reported to Avebury Parish Council  that the Olympic torch will go from Calne to Marlborough but won’t be carried by runners through the villages. What a missed photo-op. (Who is to say Avebury’s henge or its ditch were never used for sport?!)

No doubt the torch will travel right past Silbury but again the world will be deprived of an amazing image -as it will be transported in a vehicle!