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Thousands turn out for Basildon leg of the Olympic torch relay
4:50pm Friday 6th July 2012 in Local News
THOUSANDS of cheering spectators lined the streets of Basildon for a glimpse of the Olympic torch.
Young and old proudly waved flags and cheered on the torch bearers as they carried the golden torch through the town.
After doing a lap of the swimming pool and the track at Basildon's sporting village by karate teacher Marc Grayston the torch travelled along Upper Mayne towards the town centre before finishing at Nether Mayne.
It will travel to Grays in Thurrock before going through Brentwood to Chelmsford.