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200-mile Norfolk day out starts at Joyland snails

PUBLISHED: 10:16 18 July 2018 | UPDATED: 10:16 18 July 2018

'Chairmen and chains' start their Norfolk Day out at the snails in Great Yarmouth. Photo: Liz Coates

'Chairmen and chains' start their Norfolk Day out at the snails in Great Yarmouth. Photo: Liz Coates

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And they’re off!

Great Yarmouth’s iconic Joyland snails were the starting point for a close-to 200 mile day trip around Norfolk today for the county’s mayors and chairmen.

Although not the quickest way to get around the trundling carriages got the day off to a cheery start, and for some of the dignitaries it was their first time aboard the vintage ride.

The Norfolk Grand Tour is visiting ten locations around Norfolk ahead of Norfolk Day on July 27 to showcase much of what the county has to offer.

It means six hours on the road for the civic dignitaries.

The day out starts and finishes in Great Yarmouth with a fish and chip supper at Sara’s Tearooms at 7pm.

First stop after Yarmouth was Britannia Terrace in Norwich for a fine view of the city before moving on to the Forum.

Other destinations include Captain Mainwaring statue at Thetford, Bressingham Steam Museum, Cromer Pier and Ranworth Broad.

Mayor of Great Yarmouth Mary Coleman said: “It’s like going on holiday but without the packing.”

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