Olympic Flame route through King’s Lynn

Olympic Flame Cllr Elizabeth Nockolds Abbie Panks Greyfriars Primary School Children New Conduit Street

Cllr Elizabeth Nockolds, Abbie Panks from The Vancouver Quarter and Greyfriars Primary School Children at the announcement in New Conduit Street.

Residents, schools and businesses are being encouraged to make plans to come out and line the streets, when the Olympic Flame is carried through King’s Lynn in July.

Just after 12 noon on Wednesday 4 July, the Olympic Flame will be carried by Torchbearers along London Road turning into Blackfriars Street. It will then travel through the heart of the shopping centre, along New Conduit Street, turning right into the High Street and arriving on the Tuesday Market Place at around 12.15.

Next, the flame will head onto St Nicholas Street, St Ann’s Street, North Street, John Kennedy Road, Loke Road, Columbia Way, and Greenpark Avenue. The Olympic Torch will finally arrive at Lynnsport for an invitation only stop.
Councillor Elizabeth Nockolds, Borough Council Cabinet Member, said: “We are absolutely delighted that there are so many opportunities for people in West Norfolk to come along to see the torch.

Elizabeth Nockolds, Cabinet member for the Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk, said: “By announcing the details now, people can start to plan where they want to see the torch and our communities on route can plan how they are going to celebrate the arrival of the torch.

“The Olympic Torch Relay will be quite a spectacle and I hope that many West Norfolk residents will take the opportunity to witness it for themselves and really help us to celebrate the countdown to London 2012.”

The rest of the route through Norfolk

Having been driven out of King’s Lynn at around 1.40pm, running with the Flame will begin again in South Wootton, close to 1.45pm. Starting on Low Road, close to South Wootton Lane, the route will follow Low Road, Grimston Road, before finishing close to Langley Road not long after 1.55pm.

West Rudham welcomes the Torchbearers, when, at around 2.50pm, the Relay begins on the A148, close to Mill Lane. Passing into East Rudham along the A148, the Relay will head back into convoy mode close to Bagthorpe Road at around 3.05pm.

The Torch Relay heads on to Fakenham not long after 3.15pm, arriving on Wells Road, close to Toll Bar. The route will follow Wells Road, Oak Street, Market Place, Norwich Street and then finally Holt Road, departing near The Drift, close to 3.35pm.

The next port of call for the Relay is Holt – where Torchbearers will begin to carry the flame on Letheringset Hill around 3.55pm. The route will follow Obelisk Plain, High Street, Market Place, then Station Road, departing near to the A148 at around 4.05pm.

The Olympic Flame begins to be carried through Cromer at around 4.15pm on the Holt Road, close to Middlebrook Way. The route will follow Holt Road, West Street, Hamilton Road, Church Street, Garden Street, Pier Esplanade, Jetty Street, High Street, Church Street, Norwich Road, before leaving Cromer close to Cromer Academy at around 4.50pm.

The Torch Relay heads on to Aylsham, starting on the A140, close to Dunkirk, at around 5.20pm. The route will follow Millgate, Gashouse Hill, White Hart Street, Red Lion Street, Norwich Road, before leaving Aylsham close to Copeman Road at around 5.35pm.

The Olympic Flame reaches Norwich at around 5.50pm, with Torchbearing starting on Cromer Road, close to Waldemar Avenue.The route will then follow Aylsham Road, Waterloo Road, Magpie Road, Edward Street, Pitt Street, Duke Street, St Andrew’s Street, Exchange Street, Gaol Hill, St Peters Street, Millennium Plain, Theatre Street, Malthouse Lane, past the Big Screen at Chapelfield Plain, before arriving in Chapelfield Gardens close to 6.50pm.

There will be a special evening celebration event in Chapelfield Gardens that evening.

On Thursday July 5 the Olympic Flame will head to Hethersett High School for a photo opportunity at 6.20am. The Flame will be driven back to Norwich, where the Torch Relay will begin at 6.45am at Norwich Castle.

The Flame will be carried down Castle Meadow not long after 6.55, with the route then following Upper King Street, Queen Street, The Close, Ferry Lane, via a rowing boat into Riverside Road, Kett’s Hill, Plumstead Road, St Williams Way, before departing Norwich at around 7.45am close to Margaret Crescent.

Travelling in convoy mode to Acle, the Relay will begin again at around 8am on Norwich Road. The route will follow The Street and New Road, before leaving Acle close to 8.10am near to Springfield.

The next stop for the relay is Filby, where Torchbearing will begin near Filby Bridge on Main Road not long after 8.15am. Travelling along Main Road, the Relay will finish in Filby at about 8.30am, close to Filby Close.

The last Norfolk destination that the Torch Relay passes through is Great Yarmouth, beginning on Yarmouth Road close to Yarmouth Stadium, at around 8.55am
The route will follow Caister Road, Lawn Avenue, North Quay, then left at the roundabout at Fuller’s Hill.

The Torchbearer will then bear right – heading across the Marketplace, down Regent Street, Hall Quay, Bridge Road, finishing on Pasteur Road close to Homebase at around 9.40am.

The Flame is then driven on to Lowestoft.

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