Picture gallery: Carnival atmosphere in Filby for Olympic Torch Relay

Community spirit came alive as the Olympic Torch passed through Filby this morning.

Scores of families lined the streets of the Broadland village to watch the historic moment.

Flags waved, children cheered and whistles were blown as Betty Brown, Margaret O'Byrne and Ron Marsh carried the flame.

Tracy Bolch, 47, from Winterton, said: 'It is a once in a lifetime opportunity for the children and hopefully they will remember this moment for the rest of their lives.

'I got goosebumps when it came through, it was lovely and really exciting.'


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Ahead of the torch's arrival, a buzz of excitement could be felt in the village as police motorcyclists high-fived people in the crowd and stunt-cyclists and music kept everyone entertained.

Emma Howe, 40, from Fleggburgh, who was with six children from Rollesby Primary School, said: 'It was definitely worth getting up early for, it's a once in a lifetime experience.

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'The children came for a party atmosphere and they made plenty of noise.'

After Filby, the torch headed onto Great Yarmouth.

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