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This is Somerset's most memorable moments of 2012 - in pictures

By This is Somerset  |  Posted: December 29, 2012

  • The Queen visited Yeovil and Crewkerne in May

  • Will.i.am carried the Olympic Torch through Taunton town centre

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From the feelgood factor of the Queen's royal visit and the Olympic Torch Relay to the devastation of storm and flood damage, it has been an unforgettable year in Somerset.

This is Somerset has been there every step of the way with breaking news, live coverage and lots of photo and video. Below, we look back on our highlights of the year...

1) QUEEN'S VISIT TO YEOVIL AND CREWKERNE

Thousands of people lined the streets of Yeovil and Crewkerne when the Queen paid a royal visit to Somerset in May. Thousands more celebrated on the banks at Ninesprings Country Park during an incredible day of celebration.

Click on the links below to see all the photos from the Queen's Diamond Jubilee visit to Somerset...

The Queen's royal visit to Yeovil - part one

The Queen's royal visit to Yeovil - part two

Inside the Diamond Jubilee Fayre during the Queen's visit to Yeovil: Part 1

Inside the Diamond Jubilee Fayre during the Queen's visit to Yeovil: Part 2

Diamond Jubilee Fayre at Ninesprings, Yeovil

The Queen's royal visit to Crewkerne - part one

The Queen's royal visit to Crewkerne - part two

2) OLYMPIC TORCH RELAY IN SOMERSET

Somerset was given a preview of the excitement that London 2012 would bring to the UK when the Olympic Torch Relay travelled through the county in May.

Among the most memorable and most talked-about moments was the appearance of Will.i.am before the Olympic Flame's overnight stay in Taunton. Relive all the colour and excitement by clicking on the links below...

Olympic Torch Relay in Taunton

Olympic Torch Relay in Somerset

Olympic Torch Relay in Weston-super-Mare

Olympic Torch Relay in Wells

Olympic Torch Relay in Frome

3) FLOOD CHAOS IN SOMERSET

Floods have produced some of the most devastating images of 2012 in Somerset. The region has been hammered by a succession of floods in the past year. Click on the links below for a selection of the flooding galleries from 2012...

Flood damage in Somerset, November 2012

Flood damage in Somerset, September 2012

Flood damage in Somerset, July 2012

Flood damage in Somerset, April 2012

4) WESTON-SUPER-MARE BEACH RACE

The Weston-super-Mare Beach Race is Somerset's biggest motorsport event, attracting more than 60,000 fans to the seaside resort.

This year's race was won by Jeffrey Herlings, and This is Somerset was there to provide live coverage. See all the pictures below...

2012 Weston Beach Race photos - part one

2012 Weston Beach Race photos - part two

2012 Weston Beach Race photos - part three

5) SOMERSET CARNIVAL SEASON

Autumn means only one thing in Somerset - carnivals, and lots of them. Our photo galleries captured the spectacle and colour of this year's carnival circuit as it made its way across the county. Click on the links below for a selection...

2012 Bridgwater Carnival pictures

2012 Taunton Carnival pictures

2012 Wellington Carnival pictures

2012 Wells Carnival pictures

2012 Glastonbury Carnival pictures

2012 Shepton Mallet Carnival pictures

2012 Weston-super-Mare Carnival pictures

2012 Frome Carnival pictures

2012 Castle Cary Carnival pictures

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