Olympic Torch Relay is Norwich bound

Wednesday 4th July 2012 will see the Olympic Torch Relay head into Norfolk.

Day 47 of the Relay and the torch will be leaving Peterborough at 7.10am, it will then pass through several towns and villages including King’s Lynn at midday, Sandringham, Fakenham, Holt, Cromer and is due to reach our city at 5.57pm, to light Norwich’s Olympic cauldron in Chapelfield Gardens.

A magical mechanical boat, bands and performers will welcome the Olympic Torch. Trees along the route will be dressed in Olympic colours and the route will be lined with people cheering and waving flags: Aylsham Road, Pitt Street, Duke Street, St Andrews Street, Exchange Street, Gaol Hill, St Peters Street, Millennium Plain, Theatre Street, Malthouse Road, Chantry Road, Chapelfield East to Chapelfield Gardens the celebration site.

On the morning of Thursday 5th July the torch will be lit on the battlements of Norwich Castle as the five Olympic colours are trailed down the walls by abseilers. Welcomed by the sound of the bells ringing, the torchbearer will run through the Cathedral grounds to the River Wensum.

The Flame will then be rowed across the river at Pulls Ferry in a decorated old-style skiff, escorted by Norwich rowing clubs with blades held aloft. A small flotilla of canoes and boats will follow the flame to Bishop Bridge as it travels along Riverside leaving Norwich via Ketts Hill and St Williams Way on its journey to the Olympic Games.

BEST WESTERN George Hotel in Norwich is only a 10 minute walk from all the action and will be open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.  The Arlington Grill & Brasserie Restaurant serves delicious meals and refreshing drinks and with our outdoor terrace area you can relax and enjoy good food outdoors this summer.

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