Fragments of destroyed Fakenham shop find new home in town museum

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Fakenham Local History Society has accepted some fragments of the former Aldiss department store building which was destroyed by fire on May 25. A few sections of the decorated plaster work which illustrated the front of the store were rescued by the contractors Anglian Demolition Ltd and our picture shows Mark O’Sullivan “presenting” the Aldiss frontage remnant to society chairman Dr Mike Bridges.

They will eventually be displayed in the Museum of Gas and Local History. Dr Bridges expressed his thanks to Mr O’Sullivan for his interest and concern.

Fakenham Aldiss fragment... The photo shows Mark O'Sullivan 'presenting' the Aldiss frontage remnant to Dr Mike Bridges.... ANL-141107-102220001
Fakenham Aldiss fragment... The photo shows Mark O'Sullivan 'presenting' the Aldiss frontage remnant to Dr Mike Bridges.... ANL-141107-102220001

He said that while people might well wish to forget the fire, the fragments would be a reminder of one of Fakenham’s most recognisable buildings and the part it played in the town’s history.

 

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