Glastonbury's memorable moments 2012 - in pictures

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By abbie_glasto | Wednesday, January 02, 2013, 12:52

From the inspirational celebrations of the London Olympics to the undead army staggering through the town, Glastonbury has had an unforgettable 2012.

Below is our list of Glastonbury's 2012 highlights and most memorable moments captured and covered by Glastonbury People.

1) The Olympic Torch Relay in Glastonbury – Local Olympic and Paralympic celebrations of 2012

Glastonbury was bursting with Olympic pride this summer as the Olympic torch passed through the town in May 2012

Townspeople were out in force as the flame passed through Glastonbury and it was later revealed that Glastonbury Tor was playing a vital role in the opening ceremony for the games.

Click on the links below to re-live the elation and pride that came as the Olympic flame passed through Glastonbury...

The Olympic torch arrives in Street near Glastonbury

Photo gallery: Glastonbury Olympic Torch Relay - part one

Photo gallery: Glastonbury Olympic Torch Relay - part two

Glastonbury Olympic Torch Relay! The Torch! Gallery 3 

2) The Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations in Glastonbury

Glastonbury people celebrated the Queen's Jubilee in true form last summer with parties, plenty of bunting and by lighting up Glastonbury's famous Tor in her honour. A local artist even designed a 'peace candle' as a gift from the town to the Queen for her special year.

Click on the links below to view a selection of photos from the 2012 Diamond Jubilee celebrations in Glastonbury…

Glastonbury's Big Jubilee Lunch on 3rd June 2012

The Tor Lights up for Diamond Jubilee

Glastonbury's Jubilee Gift to the Queen

Glastonbury Abbey Jubilee Celebrations - Friday 1st June 2012

Glastonbury's Right Royal Knees-up for the Diamond Jubilee

3) Orchestra in a Field at Glastonbury Abbey

Set in the beautiful 36 acre grounds of Glastonbury Abbey, local and world renowned conductor Charles Hazlewood  hosted the fabulous two day classical music event, Orchestra in a Field, leaving spectators in raptures.

Professor Green and Labrinth even made an appearance at this spectacular festival encouraging children to take an interest in classical music.

Orchestra in a Field is returning to Glastonbury in 2013 but if you want to re-live the magical 2012 event, click on the links below to view some fantastic galleries…

Professor Green & Labrinth at Orchestra in a Field Glastonbury

British Paraorchestra at Orchestra in a Field Glastonbury

Orchestra in a Field Glastonbury - Saturday

Glastonbury Orchestra in a Field – Sunday

Orchestra in a Field - Kids, Choirs & Cowboys

4) Glastonbury Zombie Walk 2012

Last October local onlookers saw over 100 groaning zombies lurch through the streets of Glastonbury in aid of local charity Martha Care.

The eerie event took place on October 28, close to all Hallow's Eve, and proved a complete success - Martha Care have already started recruiting next year's undead troops!

Click the links below to look back at our galleries of the 2012 Glastonbury zombie walk…

Photos: Glastonbury Zombie Walk for Martha Care

Glastonbury Zombie Walk: The undead march through Somerset town

Over 100 Glastonbury Zombies stagger through Streets

5) Glastonbury Carnival 2012

Glastonbury's 2012 Guy Fawkes Carnival dazzled thousands of local onwards as spectacularly designed floats made their way through the streets followed by a plethora of show-stopping entertainers.

To look back on the dazzling 2012 procession click the links below…

Photos: Glastonbury Carnival 2012 floats

Photos: Glastonbury Carnival 2012 crowds and entertainers



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