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200-mile Norfolk Day tour at halfway point in King’s Lynn

PUBLISHED: 15:32 18 July 2018 | UPDATED: 15:32 18 July 2018

The Norfolk Grand Tour in King's Lynn. Picture: Archant

The Norfolk Grand Tour in King's Lynn. Picture: Archant

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The Norfolk Day grand tour is at the halfway point as the county’s mayors and chairmen arrive in King’s Lynn.

Norfolk's mayors and chairman visited the Captain Mainwaring bench in Thetford, as part of a special tour to promote Norfolk Day. Pictured is the chairman of Norfolk County Council, Margaret Stone. Picture: Ian BurtNorfolk's mayors and chairman visited the Captain Mainwaring bench in Thetford, as part of a special tour to promote Norfolk Day. Pictured is the chairman of Norfolk County Council, Margaret Stone. Picture: Ian Burt

The Norfolk Grand Tour is visiting ten locations around Norfolk ahead of Norfolk Day on Friday, July 27 to showcase much of what the county has to offer.

Meeting at the historic quarter of the town in Lynn’s Saturday Market Place, the chairmen and chains made a quick pit-stop to the Town Hall before heading off to Sandringham.

Norfolk's mayors and chairman visited the Captain Mainwaring bench in Thetford, as part of a special tour to promote Norfolk Day. Pictured are (L) Norfolk deputy lord-lieutenant Melinda Raker and Sharon Stone. Seated are (L) Laura Goodman and Trish Rodgers-Daymond. Picture: Ian BurtNorfolk's mayors and chairman visited the Captain Mainwaring bench in Thetford, as part of a special tour to promote Norfolk Day. Pictured are (L) Norfolk deputy lord-lieutenant Melinda Raker and Sharon Stone. Seated are (L) Laura Goodman and Trish Rodgers-Daymond. Picture: Ian Burt

The 200-mile round-trip tour began in Great Yarmouth this morning at 8.30am, where the civic dignitaries enjoyed a trip to Joyland Snails before making their way to Mousehold Heath and The Forum in Norwich.

The tour continued to Bressingham Steam Museum and Captain Mainwaring Bench in Thetford before making its way to West Norfolk.

The Norfolk Grand Tour will continue to Sandringham and Cromer before ending in Great Yarmouth - with a fish and chips supper by the seaside.

Norfolk's mayors and chairman visited the Captain Mainwaring bench in Thetford, as part of a special tour to promote Norfolk Day. Picture: Ian BurtNorfolk's mayors and chairman visited the Captain Mainwaring bench in Thetford, as part of a special tour to promote Norfolk Day. Picture: Ian Burt

“You can’t go to the seaside without getting fish and chips,” said Mayor of Great Yarmouth Mary Coleman.

“What has been wonderful about today is getting to meet people along the way, we all have the same aims for Norfolk.”

West Norfolk mayor Nick Daubney added: “It has been a fantastic day, raising awareness of the lovely county we are living in.

“It is a huge and diverse county, there is so much to see and enjoy.”

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