Your say - What do you think about Banksy's artwork

Our reporter Aaron McMillan went down to Fakenham market to ask people what they think.

Our reporter Aaron McMillan went down to Fakenham market to ask people what they think about the appearance of Banksy’s own work in Norfolk. - Credit: Kate Wolstenholme

It’s been on everyone's lips ever since news broke that Banksy himself was behind the mysterious artwork appearing across the region.

The world-renowned artist really put his stamp on the area with his work appearing across East Anglia, but what do residents and tourists think of his work?

Sue Bate, 56, from Fakenham said: “It is great to have and I think it will bring a lot of interest to these areas, and that is a good thing.”

Sue Bate, 56 from Fakenham.

Sue Bate, 56 from Fakenham. - Credit: Aaron McMillan

Maureen Plumber, 76 from East Rudham said: “It is exciting and will make people happy. I don’t know much about Banksy, but we are quite happy with it. I could not do it myself, and in this miserable time we need something to get us all excited.”

Maureen Plumber, 76 from East Rudham

Maureen Plumber, 76 from East Rudham. - Credit: Aaron McMillan

Malcolm Cook, 73 from Stibbard said: “I really like them, it is something which I think is great and it really brightens the place up. I have not seen them myself but am planning to go and see them.”

Malcolm Cook, 73 from Stibbard.

Malcolm Cook, 73 from Stibbard. - Credit: Aaron McMillan


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Lesley Burke, 58 from Bradford said: “We went to the Cromer one, but it was all boarded up. So sadly we did not see it ourselves. We think it is interesting and it is a good thing, it is also saying something with it. We came all the way from Bradford to look at it, so it is going to help tourism.”

Lesley Burke, 58 from Bradford

Lesley Burke, 58 from Bradford. - Credit: Aaron McMillan

Margaret Garner, 70 from Wells-next-the-Sea said: “I really like Banksy, so I think it is a great thing to have. You just never know what to do with them when they are on the wall, but they are good for the area.”

Margaret Garner, 70 from Wells-next-the-Sea.

Margaret Garner, 70 from Wells-next-the-Sea. - Credit: Aaron McMillan

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Gerrald Norton, 70 from King's Lynn said: “I was surprised they came up here and did it. It will bring people to the area to see it and that is good for the businesses as they need some help after how hard everything has been.”

Gerrald Norton, 70 from Lynn

Gerrald Norton, 70 from Lynn. - Credit: Aaron McMillan


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