Young artist behind Norfolk Day shop gifts inspired by family

Sheringham artist Ellie Daniels who has created Norfolk Day items with Norfolk sayings Picrture: ROB

Sheringham artist Ellie Daniels who has created Norfolk Day items with Norfolk sayings Picrture: ROB HENRY PHOTOGRAPHY - Credit: ROB HENRY PHOTOGRAPHY

Old family sayings have inspired an artist to create special Norfolk Day items.

Norfolk Day Logo

Norfolk Day Logo - Credit: Archant

Ellie Daniels, 26, from Sheringham, makes household interiors and items featuring phrases used by her great grandmother Dorothy Bayfield, known as Mabel.

Relatives of Sheringham artist Ellie Daniels, including her great-grandmother Dorothy Bayfield, know

Relatives of Sheringham artist Ellie Daniels, including her great-grandmother Dorothy Bayfield, know as Mabel, (third from left) Picture: SENT IN BY ELLIE DANIELS - Credit: SENT IN BY ELLIE DANIELS

Mabel lived in the old East Coast Dairies house close to the seafront, where Miss Daniels lives.

Phrases she used include load of old squit, hold yew hard, you are getting on my wick, cor blast and bishy barnabee, meaning ladybird.

These will be put on mugs, coasters and greetings cards and sold through the Norfolk Day shop.


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Miss Daniels, who studied fashion at Middlesex University, said: 'They are familiar phrases. They make people laugh and smile. They are dying out and we need to keep them alive. I grew up in Norfolk and I think it is beautiful. People here are quirky and funny.'

To search the Norfolk Day shop visit www.norfolkday.co.uk

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