Mugs to mark Queen’s 90th birthday in Sheringham

The Queen on a visit to Norfolk. Picture: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

The Queen on a visit to Norfolk. Picture: Chris Radburn/PA Wire - Credit: PA

Every school child who lives in Sheringham will be presented with a special mug to commemorate the Queen's 90th birthday.

However, pupils who attend the town's schools from neighbouring areas will miss out.

Sheringham Town Council agreed the special gesture when it met this week.

Members heard there were around 1000 under 18s in the town and more who attended the schools from outwith the area.

They also had the option of a commemorative bookmark and coin but opted for the mug - the most expensive option at £2 plus VAT each - as it was the only one being produced by a local business, Stubbs Mugs.

Councillor Patricia Brooks revealed she would approach other businesses for sponsorship to help pay for the 'unique' gift.

The meeting heard the mugs would not be ready in time for the Queen's birthday on April 21. They are expected to be presented during the official day of celebration in June.

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Councillor Peter Farley said: 'I think it's commendable and good to support local business.'

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