Abracadabra: North Norfolk District Council approves plans for Davenport’s Magic Kingdom, North Walsham
Davenport's Magic Kingdom, a potential major visitor attraction in north Norfolk, has taken a major step towards realisation.
The scheme, for the former Crane Fruehauf site on Cromer Road, North Walsham, has been given planning approval by North Norfolk District Council following long delays, partly caused by now-resolved drainage problems.
North Walsham-based magician Roy Davenport wants to convert the site into a world-class magic museum and entertainment complex based on a historic family collection which dates back 110 years.
Mr Davenport said the family was thrilled at the news and was on course to open the magic museum next year.
'We have decided on a phased opening schedule, starting with a museum and caf� and later expanding from an initial 70-seat theatre to 350 seats,' he said.
You may also want to watch:
The site, on the town's north-western edge, is next to the new Waitrose supermarket, which is due to open on November 29.
- 1 New virus named after Norfolk village
- 2 'Vindicated at last' - Pension compensation on the horizon for WASPI women
- 3 Latitude labelled 'Covid fest' by health boss as staff forced to isolate
- 4 Holiday park bosses pay tribute to 'popular' worker murdered in Norfolk village
- 5 No club record bid from City for Armstrong
- 6 Banham Poultry evacuated in suspected chemical incident
- 7 'Destination' fish and chip restaurant for sale
- 8 Police child safety team raid house to arrest man
- 9 Eleven people taken to hospital after Banham Poultry chemical spill
- 10 Full-back signs for Burnley after Canaries release