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Early bird Canary fans at the Norwich City promotion parade

PUBLISHED: 09:04 06 May 2019 | UPDATED: 12:14 06 May 2019

Ethan Batterbee, 19, from Thorpe St Andrew, and parents John and Sharon have been outside City Hall since 6am. Picture: Archant

Ethan Batterbee, 19, from Thorpe St Andrew, and parents John and Sharon have been outside City Hall since 6am. Picture: Archant

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The gloomy morning was brightened by the scattering of yellow and green spotted around the city as fans prepare for a day of celebrations.

Kerry and Andrew Huetson, from Badersfield,  have brought their children Abigail, 16, Hayden, 14, Amelia, 10 and Harrison, five, to the parade. Picture: ArchantKerry and Andrew Huetson, from Badersfield, have brought their children Abigail, 16, Hayden, 14, Amelia, 10 and Harrison, five, to the parade. Picture: Archant

Dozens of committed superfans got up bright and early to secure prime spots outside City Hall in Norwich ahead of the opening event celebrating the club's victorious promotion to the Premier League.

The celebrations start at 9am, where BT Sport host Jake Humphrey will compere talks with City players and coaching staff on the balcony.

MORE: LIVE: Norwich City promotion celebrations

Early bird Sally Cobb, 57, travelled from Diss with her mother Audrey Cobb, 93, to secure a seat at the viewing area for fans with disabilities at 7am.

“We left home just after 6am,” she said. “We're looking forward to seeing the players and the cup. 
“It's a nice atmosphere, it doesn't happen very often but the club's achievements have been remarkable.

Sally Cobb, 57, travelled from Diss with her mother Audrey Cobb, 93, to secure a seat at the viewing area outside City Hall. Picture: ArchantSally Cobb, 57, travelled from Diss with her mother Audrey Cobb, 93, to secure a seat at the viewing area outside City Hall. Picture: Archant

“Makes it even better that Ipswich Town have gone down.”

MORE: Everything you need to know about the Norwich City promotion parade

The day is proving to be a fun day out for the family as generations of fans make their way into the city.

Kerry and Andrew Huetson, from Badersfield, have brought their children Abigail, 16, Hayden, 14, Amelia, 10 and Harrison, five, to the parade on Bank Holiday Monday.

Mrs Huetson said: “We got here just after 7am, we gathered it will get crazy later and we wanted to pick a good spot.”
Abigail said: “I'm a big supporter and I'm really happy about the promotion, I'm looking forward to seeing the players and the trophy.”

Norwich City fans gather at City Hall for the celebration parade. From left, Bobby Anderson, seven, and his brother, Harry, 11;  Mia Finnemore, nine, and her brother, Dayton, 13. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYNorwich City fans gather at City Hall for the celebration parade. From left, Bobby Anderson, seven, and his brother, Harry, 11; Mia Finnemore, nine, and her brother, Dayton, 13. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

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Ethan Batterbee, 19, from Thorpe St Andrew, and parents John and Sharon have been outside City Hall since 6am.

Mr Batterbee said: “We wanted to see the lads lift the trophy, we were there last night at the Villa game. We are going to the testimonial later.
On the club's promotion, he said: “It's fantastic, still in shock really.”

An open top bus parade will go through Norwich city centre past thousands of cheering fans from 11am at Theatre Street and will head down Red Lion Street, Upper King Street, Tombland and Palace Street.

MORE: Full list of road closures for the Norwich City promotion parade

Fans gathered outside City Hall from as early as 6am to secure a prime spot ahead of the Norwich City promotion celebrations. Picture: ArchantFans gathered outside City Hall from as early as 6am to secure a prime spot ahead of the Norwich City promotion celebrations. Picture: Archant

Norwich City fans gather at City Hall for the celebration parade. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYNorwich City fans gather at City Hall for the celebration parade. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The City Hall lions dressed in the Norwich City scarf for the celebration parade. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYThe City Hall lions dressed in the Norwich City scarf for the celebration parade. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

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Norwich City fans gather at City Hall for the celebration parade. Nevaeh Champion, six, and her brother, Ashton, nine. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYNorwich City fans gather at City Hall for the celebration parade. Nevaeh Champion, six, and her brother, Ashton, nine. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich City fans gather at City Hall for the celebration parade. From left, Hayley Dunnett; Harry Abbott, six; Yvette Adcock; and Kirsty Abbott. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYNorwich City fans gather at City Hall for the celebration parade. From left, Hayley Dunnett; Harry Abbott, six; Yvette Adcock; and Kirsty Abbott. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

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Kerry Huetson, from Badersfield, and Abigail, 16,  Amelia, 10 and Harrison, five, got to City Hall nice and early for the Norwich City promotion celebrations. Picture: ArchantKerry Huetson, from Badersfield, and Abigail, 16, Amelia, 10 and Harrison, five, got to City Hall nice and early for the Norwich City promotion celebrations. Picture: Archant

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