London 2012: Olympic torchbearer to abseil Grimsby's Dock Tower
The Grimsby Dock Tower has dominated the town's skyline since it was built in 1852
A torchbearer will abseil down Grimsby's Dock Tower with the Olympic flame when it comes to the Humber region next year, it has been revealed.
During four days in June 2012 the torch relay will make 11 stops in the area and two overnight stays.The procession will visit the East Riding on 18 and 19 June and northern Lincolnshire on 26 and 27 June.
A torchbearer will run past the Humber Bridge, rather than over it, so the moment can be best
captured on camera.
The Dock Tower was built in 1852 and was based on the Palazzo Pubblico in Sienna, Italy.
The abseil will take place on 27 June.
The event will be observed by Boatshed Lincolnshire as we are based within sight of the tower which has been a seafarers landmark for many years.