Olympic Torch comes to Asda in Burnley

Wes Benet with the Winter Olympic Torch from Torino 2006 during its visit to the ASDA store in Burnley.
Wes Benet with the Winter Olympic Torch from Torino 2006 during its visit to the ASDA store in Burnley.

Burnley shoppers got the chance to get their hands on the Olympic Torch from the 2006 Winter Games.

The official Torino Winter Olympic torch came to town as part of a tour with sponsors Coca Cola ahead of the games in London this summer.

Customers at Asda, in Princess Way, got to have their photos taken holding the famous torch.

Michelle Holmes, from Asda, said: “We were chosen as one of the lucky stores in the country that the torch was coming to.

“It proved really popular. It is not often that you get to do something like this.”