Photo gallery: Olympic Torch relay sets off from Norwich Castle

Families were up at the crack of dawn to see the Olympic Torch continue on its journey this morning.

Scores of people lined Castle Meadow as the torch was lit from the top of Norwich Castle and five abseilers trailed the Olympic colours down the side of the city landmark.

GB Paralympic swimmer Giles Long, who overcame cancer at the age of 13 to become Paralympic, European and world champion, was the first to carry the torch.

He passed the historic flame to Norwich's Connie Adam, who at the age of 83 won a bronze medal at the World Veteran Fencing Championships last year.

Helen Greenwood, 40, from Old Buckenham, who watched all the action in Castle Meadow with her two children Esme, seven, and Arlo, five, said: 'We came last night and it was so busy, it inspired us to come back this morning. It was fabulous, so exciting.'


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After Castle Meadow, the torch headed towards Norwich Cathedral and Pulls Ferry for its river crossing. It will then be heading to Acle, Filby and Great Yarmouth before going south into Suffolk.

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