The Olympic Torch Relay passed by the Gallagher Stadium earlier today (20 July).
Hundreds lined James Whatman Way to watch the once-in-a-lifetime event. Torchbearer David Boyle carried the Olympic Flame along the road outside the stadium.
The torch arrived in Kent on 17 July and by the time it leaves it will have passed through 37 communities. It will spend longer in Kent than any other county in the UK.
An average of 115 Torchbearers a day will carry the Olympic Flame during its 8,000 mile journey around the UK before it arrives at the Olympic Stadium on 27 July 2012 for the lighting of the cauldron at the Opening Ceremony, signifying the official start of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
This evening there will be the Maidstone Mile in the town centre, starting at 6pm. An hour later, some hardy souls will do a mile swim of the River Medway. Both events are raising funds for the Heart of Kent Hospice. For more details and to enter, log on to www.maidstonemile.com
Photos: Steve Terrell, Ian Tucker and George Bunn