Higham Celebrates the Tour de France, 8th July 2007

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photograph of closed roads in Highamlogo for the Tour de Francephotograph of the 2007 Tour de France speeding past Gads Hill, Higham

The world's biggest annual sporting event came through Higham for the first time ever this summer. The first stage of the Tour de France (www.letour.fr) started in London on Sunday, 8 July 2007.  The competitive cyclists visited Greenwich, Dartford and Gravesend before sweeping through Higham along the A226 Gravesend Road on their way to the Medway Towns, en-route to the stage finish in Canterbury.

photograph of traffic-free roads in Higham ready for the Tour de France 2007   photograph of Higham parishioners in Dickensian costume for the Tour de France 2007

(Above) Traffic-free roads in Higham ready for the Tour de France 2007

(Below) Higham Library Book Stall

 

(Above) Higham parishioners in Dickensian costume for the Tour de France 2007

(Below) Higham Women's Institute Cake Stall

photograph of Higham Library Book Stall   photograph of the Higham Womens Institute Cake Stall
     
photograph of HiARA White Elephant stall   photograph of Higham Women's Institute members at the Tour de France

(Above) HiARA White Elephant stall

 

(Below) Temple School Steel Band entertained the waiting crowds

 

(Above) Higham Women's Institute members at the Tour de France

 

(Below) The Higham Guides, Brownies and Rainbows soft drinks stall

photograph of Temple School Steel Band   photograph of the Higham Guides, Brownies and Rainbows stall
     

photograph of the patient spectators talking to one of the event stewards

  photograph of the crowds at Higham lining the A226

(Above) The patient spectators talking to one of the event stewards

 

(Below) Tour de France merchandise van stopping in Higham

 

(Above) Crowds at Higham lining the A226

 

(Below) Tour de France spectators by the Falstaff pub

photograph of a Tour de France merchandise van stopping in Higham   photograph of Tour de France spectators by the Falstaff pub

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For more background information on the Tour de France...

please click here (BBC Sport website)...or click here (Wikipedia)

  

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