Showcasing our town and its attractions

February 26, 2021

As part of Breckland Council’s Market Town Initiative, a recommendation from specialist consultants on how our town and its attractions could be best served by new signs for pedestrians has finally come to fruition.

Led by our Secretary, Carolyn Coleman, the aboutDereham Partnership and Dereham Heritage Trust have worked together to design a set of new signs that will enhance the visitor experience when walking around the town centre.  Information panels that celebrate the town’s history and character have been designed along with new fingerposts to direct pedestrians to various points of interest.

The information panels contain lots of interesting facts and illustrations on the town’s past and its famous people, from the old livestock market on the Cherry Tree car park to the Mid-Norfolk Railway and other key local landmarks.

A unique online exhibition featuring the new panels is now available so that residents and visitors to Dereham town can view the signs.  This will give everybody an opportunity to see what the new panels will look like before they’re installed later in the year. 

There are 14 images in total and we hope you enjoy them.  The exhibition will be open for a period of one month from 1st March 2021.

Chairman of the aboutDereham Partnership, Mike Webb commenting said: “Please take a look at the panels, they’re full of interesting historical facts about the town and its people. These will give a real boost to the town centre and a more welcoming and accessible environment for visitors.”

This work has been jointly funded by the Breckland Council, Norfolk County Council and Dereham Town Council.