Gallery & videos: One year on from Norwich City’s epic promotion party

PUBLISHED: 11:10 06 May 2020 | UPDATED: 11:53 06 May 2020

Action from the Norwich City Football Club promotion parade through Norwich. PICTURE: Jamie Honeywood

Action from the Norwich City Football Club promotion parade through Norwich. PICTURE: Jamie Honeywood

Jamie Honeywood Archant Norwich Norfolk

The Championship trophy was lifted at City Hall, ‘Mad Dog’ McLean became the mayor, the city was packed for a promotion parade and two legends said goodbye in an epic day of partying as Norwich City signed off in style one year ago today.

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Norwich less than 24 hours since Daniel Farke’s team had added the golden seal to promotion with a 2-1 win at Aston Villa to wrap up the title.

The Canaries’ players emerged looking rather worse for wear after some well earned celebratory beers and partying overnight, before jumping on an open-top bus on the morning of a bank holiday Monday.

Action from the Norwich City Football Club promotion parade through Norwich. PICTURE: Jamie HoneywoodAction from the Norwich City Football Club promotion parade through Norwich. PICTURE: Jamie Honeywood

From there it was to City Hall, where TV presenter Jake Humphrey led proceedings from the balcony, interviewing players about their successes, leading the crowd in song and then stepping aside as Farke and his team lifted their trophy to huge cheers.

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The traditional promotion parade through the city centre followed before many people started to make their way to Carrow Road to continue the party at an exhibition game to celebrate the careers of Wes Hoolahan and Russell Martin in aid of good causes.

Canaries legends including Iwan Roberts, Darren Huckerby and Grant Holt were in action as almost 20,000 fans enjoyed the fun and games of Team Wes beating Team Russ 7-4.

Action from the Norwich City Football Club promotion parade through Norwich. PICTURE: Jamie HoneywoodAction from the Norwich City Football Club promotion parade through Norwich. PICTURE: Jamie Honeywood

RECAP: Team Wes v Team Russ report and gallery

That had been preceded by one last promotion lap of honour from the City players, coaches and their families before they disappeared off on their holidays and to start thinking about the Premier League - but not before one final round of Farke’s famous victory waves with fans in every stand.

Action from the Norwich City Football Club promotion parade through Norwich. PICTURE: Jamie HoneywoodAction from the Norwich City Football Club promotion parade through Norwich. PICTURE: Jamie Honeywood

- Take a look back on that memorable occasion with the links, images and videos above and below

Action from the Norwich City Football Club promotion parade through Norwich. PICTURE: Jamie HoneywoodAction from the Norwich City Football Club promotion parade through Norwich. PICTURE: Jamie Honeywood

The Norwich players and Norwich Head Coach Daniel Farke parade round the pitch before the Norwich City Charity Match at Carrow Road, Norwich
 Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus ImagesThe Norwich players and Norwich Head Coach Daniel Farke parade round the pitch before the Norwich City Charity Match at Carrow Road, Norwich Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

The Norwich players and Norwich Head Coach Daniel Farke parade round the pitch before the Norwich City Charity Match at Carrow Road, Norwich
 Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus ImagesThe Norwich players and Norwich Head Coach Daniel Farke parade round the pitch before the Norwich City Charity Match at Carrow Road, Norwich Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

The Norwich players and Norwich Head Coach Daniel Farke parade round the pitch before the Norwich City Charity Match at Carrow Road, Norwich

 Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus ImagesThe Norwich players and Norwich Head Coach Daniel Farke parade round the pitch before the Norwich City Charity Match at Carrow Road, Norwich Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

The Norwich players and Norwich Head Coach Daniel Farke parade round the pitch before the Norwich City Charity Match at Carrow Road, Norwich 
 Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus ImagesThe Norwich players and Norwich Head Coach Daniel Farke parade round the pitch before the Norwich City Charity Match at Carrow Road, Norwich Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

The Norwich players and Norwich Head Coach Daniel Farke parade round the pitch before the Norwich City Charity Match at Carrow Road, Norwich
 Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus ImagesThe Norwich players and Norwich Head Coach Daniel Farke parade round the pitch before the Norwich City Charity Match at Carrow Road, Norwich Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Russell Martin takes to the pitch before the Norwich City Charity Match at Carrow Road, Norwich

 Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus ImagesRussell Martin takes to the pitch before the Norwich City Charity Match at Carrow Road, Norwich Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Wes Hoolahan takes to the pitch before the Norwich City Charity Match at Carrow Road, Norwich

 Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus ImagesWes Hoolahan takes to the pitch before the Norwich City Charity Match at Carrow Road, Norwich Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Wes Hoolahan of Team Wes celebrates scoring his sides 5th goal during the Norwich City Charity Match at Carrow Road, Norwich 
 Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus ImagesWes Hoolahan of Team Wes celebrates scoring his sides 5th goal during the Norwich City Charity Match at Carrow Road, Norwich Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Russell Martin of Team Russ celebrates scoring during the Norwich City Charity Match at Carrow Road, Norwich

 Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus ImagesRussell Martin of Team Russ celebrates scoring during the Norwich City Charity Match at Carrow Road, Norwich Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

A big bundle of players including Ivo Pinto of Team Wes, Owain Tudur Jones of Team Russ, Elliot Ward of Team Wes, Michael Nelson of Team Wes Adam Drury of Team Russ and Grant Holt of Team Russ during the Norwich City Charity Match at Carrow Road, Norwich

 Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus ImagesA big bundle of players including Ivo Pinto of Team Wes, Owain Tudur Jones of Team Russ, Elliot Ward of Team Wes, Michael Nelson of Team Wes Adam Drury of Team Russ and Grant Holt of Team Russ during the Norwich City Charity Match at Carrow Road, Norwich Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Norwich City have announced refunds for supporters for all 2019-20 matches Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus ImagesNorwich City have announced refunds for supporters for all 2019-20 matches Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

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