BAWDESWELL VILLAGE SIGN
1982 a competition was held to design a Village Sign for Bawdeswell.
The design chosen was by 15 year old Mark Fairhurst a pupil of Reepham High School.
It depicts the legendary Reeve of Bawdeswell stopping at Balder's Well.
sign was carved by Harry Carter of Swaffham and ended an era of making
similar signs for many villages around Norfolk. "This is definately the
last one!" he is quoted as saying.
|By 2011 the sign had deteriorated as a result of wood rot and a new one was commissioned by the Parish Council.
The opportunity was taken to add more elements of the village's past to the scene depicted.
The rural scene was crafted and painted in
Norfolk-sourced English oak by husband-and-wife team Kelvin and Mary Thatcher,
of Croxton Hamlet, near Fulmodeston.
was unveiled by Charlotte Lilwall and a group of other children who had come
along, accompanied by 93yr old
Mrs Irene Ames, and Andy Battley.
The project was organised for the Parish Council by Ailsa McColville.Read about it in the local paper