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175,000 greet Olympic torch relay in Southend, Basildon, Rayleigh, Hadleigh
10:54am Saturday 7th July 2012 in Local News
The figures released by Essex County Council suggest around 300,000 came to see the torch as it travelled through the county on Friday.
Basildon had the most spectators with 65,000 watching.
Southend had 45,000 people lining the route while 35,000 residents came to see the torch go through Hadleigh.
Rayleigh, which saw the flame come in at 10.20am, had an estimated 30,000 people standing along the route.