GALLERY: The moment a flag waving, foot stomping, children cheering crowd embraced the Olympian dream

PROUD as punch Chris Groome posted on Facebook on Wednesday that “at 11.33am you have my permission to stop working and watch the Olympic torch camera on line and see my hero father carry the torch.”

The torch was the rather special Olympic torch and his father- Ian- was chosen to carry it through Long Sutton.

Hundreds lined the street of the South Lincs village as the torch passed through en route to Kings Lynn.

It was a carnival atmosphere that met the Olympic team as they arrived in town, a foot stomping, flag waving, children cheering moment that most will cherish for ever.

For Fenland solicitor Ian it was a moment he, too, is unlikely to forget- the day he joined the elite 7,000 picked to carry the torch on part of its 8,000 mile journey around the UK.

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The torch is now in Norfolk and heading onto Suffolk before arriving in Cambridge on Saturday.

*Cambridge gets the Olympic torch this weekend- see page for 29 details.

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