The day Linda McCartney flew into Fakenham

When Linda McCartney visited Ross Youngs on February 10, 1994. Picture: Archant Library

When Linda McCartney visited Ross Youngs on February 10, 1994. - Credit: Archant Library

One small brick for Lady McCartney, one big move for vegetarianism.

On February 10, 1994, Linda McCartney visited Fakenham to lay the first brick at Ross Young’s new £10 million factory, which was set to produce her range of vegetarian frozen meals.

Lady McCartney flew in to Fakenham racecourse by helicopter with her daughter, Mary and a brick from her Sussex farm.

During the visit, she revealed husband and Beatles star Paul McCartney was always her first guinea pig for trying new recipes, saying: “I test the meals on Paul and the kids. I don’t tell them it’s my food but the plates are always clean and the faces are always smiling.”

Lucky pupils from Fakenham High School, who were doing a project based on the factory development, were introduced to the campaigner, musician and 
photographer as she visited the site.

When Linda McCartney visited Ross Youngs on February 10, 1994. Picture: Archant Library

When Linda McCartney visited Ross Youngs on February 10, 1994. - Credit: Archant Library

When Linda McCartney visited Ross Youngs on February 10, 1994. Picture: Archant Library

When Linda McCartney visited Ross Youngs on February 10, 1994. - Credit: Archant Library

When Linda McCartney visited Ross Youngs on February 10, 1994. Picture: Archant Library

When Linda McCartney visited Ross Youngs on February 10, 1994. - Credit: Archant Library

When Linda McCartney visited Ross Youngs on February 10, 1994. Picture: Archant Library

When Linda McCartney visited Ross Youngs on February 10, 1994. - Credit: Archant Library

When Linda McCartney visited Ross Youngs on February 10, 1994. Picture: Archant Library

When Linda McCartney visited Ross Youngs on February 10, 1994. - Credit: Archant Library

When Linda McCartney visited Ross Youngs on February 10, 1994. Picture: Archant Library

When Linda McCartney visited Ross Youngs on February 10, 1994. - Credit: Archant Library

When Linda McCartney visited Ross Youngs on February 10, 1994. Picture: Archant Library

When Linda McCartney visited Ross Youngs on February 10, 1994. - Credit: Archant Library

When Linda McCartney visited Ross Youngs on February 10, 1994. Picture: Archant Library

When Linda McCartney visited Ross Youngs on February 10, 1994. - Credit: Archant Library