New village sign unveiled in Nordelph

The new sign in Nordelph
The new sign in Nordelph

Motorists swaning through a West Norfolk village will be able to admire the new parish sign.

Nordelph Parish Council has unveiled the new sign, which was designed to reflect the character of the village with the two iron work swans.

Keen-eyed motorists travelling along the A1101 from Downham to Wisbech will have noticed that Nordelph’s village sign has been absent all summer.

The old sign had to be taken down after it had become rotten.

Parish councillors wanted a replacement sign which was cost effective but would also captured the essence of this popular Fenland village.

Nordelph, which has the Creek river running through it and its resident swans flowing through its heart, was the inspiration for the new look sign.

Parish council chairman Danielle Gott is thrilled with the replacement sign and hopes it is a hit with residents and visitors.

She said: “The swans, normally hidden by the bank, are now visible for all passing motorists to see - all be it ironwork ones.”

Staff at Bonnett’s of Stoke Ferry came up with a beautiful design of handcrafted iron work along with undertaking the work.

The post was restored to its original condition by local carpenter Rod Burman.