Blue plaque recognising town's Covid efforts to be homed in Market Place

A blue plaque for Fakenham is to be displayed near the town's war memorial

A blue plaque for Fakenham is to be displayed near the town's war memorial - Credit: Archant/Fakenham Town Council

A blue plaque aimed at saluting a market town's resolve during the coronavirus pandemic has found its home.

The plaque was handed to Fakenham Town Council and the town's mayor, Gilly Foortse, by the Deputy Lieutenant of Norfolk, Holly Gold, at December’s full council meeting.

Fakenham Town Mayor Gilly Foortse was presented with a Blue Plaque by a Deputy Lieutenant of Norfolk, Holly Gold.

Fakenham mayor Gilly Foortse is presented with a blue plaque by Deputy Lieutenant for Norfolk, Holly Gold - Credit: Linda Jennings

And now, it has been revealed the permanent sign will be displayed on railings near the war memorial in the Market Place, near Barclays bank. 

The plaque recognises the work carried out by hundreds of people across the town as they helped each other through a challenging couple of years. 

Lady Dannatt MBE, Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant for Norfolk, commissioned a plaque for every town and parish council in the county.

The blue plaque is set to be displayed on railings found next to the memorial in the Fakenham Market Place

The blue plaque is set to be displayed on railings found next to the memorial in the Fakenham Market Place - Credit: Aaron McMllan

The project uses the design skills of Norwich University of the Arts graduate, Ruby Douglass.

The wording on the plaque comes courtesy of a team at Norwich’s National Centre for Writing. It reads "live your best and act your best and think your best today".