A GREAT atmosphere is expected early tomorrow as the Olympic Flame is held high in Lancashire for the first time.

Thousands of people are expected to line the route that will see the iconic symbol of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games make its way through Chorley town centre, Euxton and Croston.

And when it arrives in Liverpool 16-year-old Caitlin Jones, from Darwen, will be given the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to carry the torch after being nominated for her fundraising work.

It will be an early start in Chorley with the first torchbearer taking hold of the Olympic Flame at 7.20am on the A6 Bolton Road, in front of Albany Science College and St George’s Primary School.

The route is then along Bolton Road and Bolton Street, right at the Big Lamp roundabout on to Market Street at approximately at 7.30am before turning on to Chapel Street, left on to Clifford Street, left on to the A6 bypass and left again on to Union Street at approximately 7.40am.

The procession then bears left on to Park Road, in front of the Town Hall and on to St Thomas’s Road before reverting back into the convoy vehicle at Lancashire College just after 7.50am.

Torchbearer Adam Broomhead, 24, who was chosen his work as part of the Chorley Street Games project. The torch will return passing through Blackburn, Accrington, Burnley and Rawtenstall on June 23.