Fakenham Figures - Fakenham's Father Christmas Nick Bird take our Q&A
- Credit: Nick Bird
We're asking people what they love most about this part of Norfolk as part of a series of Q&As. This week we're featuring Fakenham's Nick Bird, 57, director of estate agents and surveyors Bailey Bird and Warren.
How would you best describe your job or role in the community?
I am an estate agent that works at our offices on Bridge Street in the town. I’m also Father Christmas in the town and across parts of Norfolk.
How long have you lived or worked here?
I have lived in Fakenham for 57 years and worked in Fakenham for the last 40 years.
You may also want to watch:
What would you do if you were mayor your town for a day?
A day wouldn't be long enough - but I would push very hard for a town swimming pool, not just a lido.
- 1 Police called to bingo night after apples thrown at community centre
- 2 From hobby to business: Student sees house plant business grow
- 3 Fakenham cyclist reaches Snowdonia after 250-mile ride
- 4 Norfolk wakes up to empty pumps – despite assurances of ‘ample fuel stocks’
- 5 Source of fire that gutted home's top floor is revealed
- 6 The dog ate my passport! Man's rush for replacement thanks to pooch Hattie
- 7 New £760k 'lifeline' Covid grant launched by council
- 8 Towns and villages across Norfolk to get a Covid memorial plaque
- 9 Rare Airbus Beluga XL spotted over Norfolk
- 10 Ukulele band prepares for first cabaret night in almost two years
What is your favourite landmark?
Approaching Fakenham and seeing the church tower and knowing that I'm nearly home.
What is your favourite pub?
The pub for drinking is the King’s Head in Dereham. If it is for something to eat then it's either the Carpenters Arms in Wighton or the Brisley Bell.
Which shops do you rely on?
What is your favourite place to eat out?
I mentioned them for my pub answers, but it’s either the Carpenters Arms in Wighton or the Brisley Bell.
What is a perfect day in north Norfolk for you?
Walking along the beach if it's not too cold, wet and windy... or too hot.
Or, just driving along the coast road enjoying the scenery - there must be a reason this area is such a popular holiday destination, and I don't think we always appreciate it or realise how lucky we are.
Which places in north Norfolk would you recommend to visitors?
Pensthorpe, the Broads, Sandringham, Holkham and Wells beach.
Who is your north Norfolk hero?
Can't single out one person. There are so many local people, groups and associations that strive to make Fakenham and North Norfolk a better place to live.
What do you most love about north Norfolk?
The peace and quiet and the variety of coastal features from cliffs to marshes and sandy beaches. There are so many other things to do too - from stately homes to the Broads and nature parks - and the fantastic theatres.