VIDEO - Olympic torch arrives in Morecambe

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LARGE crowds with waterproofs and umbrellas turned out to greet the Olympic torch as it paraded through the streets of Morecambe.

Torchbearer Vikki Brier from Heysham posed with the torch at the Eric Morecambe statue with Morecambe MP David Morris and Mayor Sheila Denwood to great cheers of “Hip-hip-hooray!”

Torchbearer 048 Victoria Brier holds the Olympic Flame as she poses with the Eric Morecambe Statue in Morecambe, on Day 35 of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay.

Torchbearer 048 Victoria Brier holds the Olympic Flame as she poses with the Eric Morecambe Statue in Morecambe, on Day 35 of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay.

The Olympic convoy – with loudspeakers playing the song Singing in the Rain – arrived in Morecambe town centre led by police at around 11.30am last Friday.

Earlier it stopped at Morecambe town hall after coming into the resort via Hest Bank and Bolton-le-Sands.

Crowds lined the promenade despite the driving rain.

The torch had entered the district at Carnforth at around 9.45am last Friday morning and was heading for Lancaster for a stop at the town hall at around 3pm.

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