Crowds already gathering outside Chapelfield Gardens in Norwich ahead of Olympic Torch Relay’s arrival

Crowds have already started to form outside Chapelfield Gardens for the Olympic Torch Relay's arrival in Norwich.

More than 50 people are waiting at the gates on Theatre Street, eager for the park opening at 4pm.

Mum-of-four, Karolina Fitzpatrick, from Morton on the Hill, near Lenwade, said seeing the torch's arrival in the city is a 'once in a lifetime opportunity', bringing her children to the front of the queue for the best view.

She said: 'It's great for the children and gives them a real experience.'

Her nine-year-old son Sebastian said: 'We've come to see the torch as it's really cool.'


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While his sister, Zofia, 12, said: 'We will probably never get to see this again.'

Other keen Olympic fans included 58-year-old Jayne Short from Loddon.

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Decked out in Union Jacks she said: 'I'm here to see my daughter dance and to make the most of the torch's arrival in Norwich.

'I will stay here until the end. I love the atmosphere and feel exited.'

Maureen Krisp, 64, was also already in the queue. She said her granddaughter is performing and she is looking forward to it.

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