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Village sign installed for the Queen’s Silver Jubilee restored to its former glory

PUBLISHED: 11:52 26 July 2018 | UPDATED: 11:55 26 July 2018

West Runton resident Carl Hodson (left) and parish councillor Chris Hawkins put the village sign back in place after its long overdue revamp
Photo: KAREN BETHELL

West Runton resident Carl Hodson (left) and parish councillor Chris Hawkins put the village sign back in place after its long overdue revamp Photo: KAREN BETHELL

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A newly-restored sign depicting the history and local landmarks of West Runton, near Cromer, has been put in place on the village green.

West Runton resident Carl Hodson (left) and parish councillor Chris Hawkins put the village sign back in place after its long overdue revamp
Photo: KAREN BETHELLWest Runton resident Carl Hodson (left) and parish councillor Chris Hawkins put the village sign back in place after its long overdue revamp Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Painted by local artist Fiona Davies, who has completed similar projects in Norfolk villages including Gimingham, Edingthorpe, Beeston Regis, Haveringland and Walpole Cross Keys, the sign shows the famous West Runton elephant, the church, fishing boats and horses from Hillside Animal Sanctuary.

The scheme was the idea of the parish council, who, impressed with Ms Davies’ work on the village sign at nearby East Runton, decided to revamp West Runton sign, which was originally installed by the local Women’s Institute to mark the Queen’s Silver Jubilee in 1977.

West Runton's newly-restored village sign, depicting the West Runton elephant, fishing boats and horses at Hillside Animal Sanctuary
Photo: KAREN BETHELLWest Runton's newly-restored village sign, depicting the West Runton elephant, fishing boats and horses at Hillside Animal Sanctuary Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Parish councillor Chris Hawkins, who re-installed the sign with the help of village resident Carl Hodson, said: “It was definitely looking a bit tatty, but we are delighted with the results; the sign will last a lot longer and it is very pleasing to the eye.”

West Runton resident Carl Hodson (left) and parish councillor Chris Hawkins put the village sign back in place after its long overdue revamp
Photo: KAREN BETHELLWest Runton resident Carl Hodson (left) and parish councillor Chris Hawkins put the village sign back in place after its long overdue revamp Photo: KAREN BETHELL


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