Early bird Canary fans at the Norwich City promotion parade

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

'Makes it even better that Ipswich Town have gone down.'

MORE: Everything you need to know about the Norwich City promotion paradeThe day is proving to be a fun day out for the family as generations of fans make their way into the city.


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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,

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 BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

MORE: Full list of road closures for the Norwich City promotion paradeEthan Batterbee, 19, from Thorpe St Andrew, and parents John and Sharon have been outside City Hall since 6am.

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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

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

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

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

Norwich City fans gather at City Hall for the celebration parade. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

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

The City Hall lions dressed in the Norwich City scarf for the celebration parade. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

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

Norwich City fans gather at City Hall for the celebration parade. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

Norwich City fans gather at City Hall for the celebration parade. Nevaeh Champion, six, and her brot

Norwich City fans gather at City Hall for the celebration parade. Nevaeh Champion, six, and her brother, Ashton, nine. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

Norwich City fans gather at City Hall for the celebration parade. From left, Hayley Dunnett; Harry A

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 BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

Norwich City fans gather at City Hall for the celebration parade. Lynda Powley. Picture: DENISE BRAD

Norwich City fans gather at City Hall for the celebration parade. Lynda Powley. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

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

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

Norwich City fans await the Norwich City Victory Parade at Norwich City Centre, NorwichPicture by Pa

Norwich City fans await the Norwich City Victory Parade at Norwich City Centre, NorwichPicture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 64026706/05/2019 - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City fans await the Norwich City Victory Parade at Norwich City Centre, NorwichPicture by Pa

Norwich City fans await the Norwich City Victory Parade at Norwich City Centre, NorwichPicture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 64026706/05/2019 - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

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