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Nurse tribute on show outside West Norfolk village's blacksmiths shop

Many villagers will have seen a tribute to NHS nurses thanks to the efforts of a family-run blacksmiths business.

Designed by Chris Stocking of Thomas B. Bonnett, the nurse design can be seen outside the blacksmiths shop on Lynn Road in Stoke Ferry.

The nurse has been named Sally as the creation is modelled on a local nurse called Sally Goodrham.

'Sally' can be found otuside Thomas B Bonnett in Stoke Ferry. Picture: SUBMITTED
'Sally' can be found otuside Thomas B Bonnett in Stoke Ferry. Picture: SUBMITTED

After being designed by Mr Stocking, his colleagues Chris Levy and Heidi Wellington constructed and painted the creation respectively.

With it also being International Nurses Day yesterday, the public have certainly shown their gratitude to our frontline heroes during the coronavirus outbreak.

Speaking about the 'Sally' design, resident Lisa Allen said: "We are very lucky to have them [Thomas B. Bonnett] and the fact they took the time to create the nurse in recognition and to say a huge thank you to the NHS, just goes to show how special they all are."

During the pandemic, the blacksmiths business has still been serving the community outside the shop while maintaining social distancing measures, including a one-at-a-time system.

The business has been open in Stoke Ferry for more than 100 years.

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