The Olympic torch came through the town and provided the opportunity for a much-needed day of excitement and togetherness for the people of the town.
With a market, record-breaking hula hoop attempt, climbing wall, classic sports cars, tug-of-war contests and other exhibitions and stalls, there was plenty to do in the build-up to 2:30pm when the torch arrived and passed in front of the famous, and beautiful, town hall.
After rain showers leading up to the torch arriving, the sun came out and shone for the important part of the day, what a blessing.
The classic car, the Rochdale Olympic:
As quick as a flash it was gone again, on to the next stop.