Monty Python legend Michael Palin in Fakenham today for school’s centenary celebrations

Michael Palin visits Fakenham Junior School to mark its 100th year. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Michael Palin visits Fakenham Junior School to mark its 100th year. Picture: Matthew Usher. - Credit: Matthew Usher

Monty Python legend Michael Palin was in Fakenham today.

Mr Palin helped Fakenam Junior School celebrate the 100th anniversary of its opening and renewed his long-established links with the town.

Mr Palin's grandfather, Dr Edward Palin, was a GP in Fakenham and he attended the original ceremony to open Fakenham Junior School on May 21, 1913.

The recent Bafta Fellowship award winner's father was also born in Fakenham.

He said: 'This such an extraordinary and magnificent occasion.


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'There are not many people who would have a chance to do something like this and I'm delighted to be here.

'I always knew I had links to Fakenham. My grandfather died before I was born so I never had the chance to meet him.'

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