John Bowman lighting Chelmsford's Olympic cauldron
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London 2012: Olympic cauldron lit in Chelmsford

6 July 2012 Last updated at 19:50 BST

Torchbearer John Bowman, who ran the relay in memory of his wife, performed the lighting ceremony at Hylands Park on day 49.

A crowd of 15,000 gathered in the park for a celebration to greet the Olympic torch.

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