A torch from the 1948 Olympic Games has been found





An Olympic torch carried through a Berkshire town prior to the 1948 games has been uncovered at a sports memorabilia day.

The torch was carried by a local athlete and member of Maidenhead Athletic Club before the event.

It was discovered at Maidenhead Heritage Centre. Experts do not know how many original torches remain.

Historian Richard Poad said about 200 torches were used during the relay, which travelled from Greece to Wembley.



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