A dais containing a festival flame for the 1965 Bath Festival
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A relay of athletes carried a burning torch through the city, trumpeters in colourful blue outfits sounded a fanfare and the drums rolled as the final runner came through the crowd to light the flame. Arnold Goodman, chairman of the Arts Council gave the inaugural address, describing the festival as an event of international repute. The flame burned in the Abbey Church Yard for the duration of the festival.
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