Old pavilion restored at Highfield Lawn

PUBLISHED: 12:34 16 June 2011

G and R Builders have repaired and painted to old pavilion at Fakenham Cricket Club.

G and R Builders have repaired and painted to old pavilion at Fakenham Cricket Club.


The former grammar school pavilion now on the grounds of Fakenham Cricket Club has had a complete renovation to bring it back to its former state.

The old building is a popular alternative viewing place to the modern clubhouse a few yards away, giving a different angle to the wicket square. Club chairman Martin Turner explained: “Two years ago the corner of the building was stuck by a delivery van, which dislodged one of the main support posts. Now, thanks to the kind generosity of G&R Building and Maintenance of Fakenham, not only has the repair work been completed but they have kindly given up their time to give the whole building a complete new coat of paint and restore it to its original state.”

He said: “Fakenham Cricket Club would like to thank G&R Building and Maintenance for all they have done to help the club with the upkeep of the ground and its facilities.”

In another sponsorship boost, Rudi Hillerman, Fakenham CC’s overseas player and coach, is for this season having his kit sponsored by Dempsey Heating.
Thanks went to Kevin Topping and his company for all they do for sport, and especially cricket, in the local area.

Pictured left to right at the pavilion: Martin Green, Justin Green, the cricket club’s Jonathan Newell, John Prior and Paul Richardson.

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Fakenham and Wells Times. Click the link in the yellow box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Fakenham and Wells Times