Refurbished Oulton village sign is unveiled

Stuart Lawn and James Weston unveil the refurbished sign 27 years on

Stuart Lawn and James Weston unveil the refurbished sign 27 years on - Credit: Archant

A refurbished village sign has been formally unveiled and dedicated.

Stuart Lawn and James Weston after the unveiling

Stuart Lawn and James Weston after the unveiling - Credit: Archant

The Oulton village sign was unveiled on Saturday, March 25 to the delight of parish councillors and parishioners by two former pupils of Woods Loke and Oulton Broad Primary Schools – Stuart Lawn and James Weston – who had performed the initial unveiling at a ceremony 27 years earlier, on March 24, 1990.

Welcoming the former pupils and assembled guests to the historic event, the chairman of Oulton Parish Council, Brian Hunter, said that the provision of the sign continued to demonstrate the continuing presence of a very local government in Oulton, which has been representing parishioners for well over 100 years.

Parish Councillor Brian Hunter during his address

Parish Councillor Brian Hunter during his address - Credit: Archant

The sign was dedicated by the Rector of St Michael's Church, the Rev Robin Pritchard, who paid tribute to the ongoing work of the Parish Council and all the volunteers involved in Oulton. A model of the parish church proudly stands on top of the village sign.

Following the ceremony, councillors, guests and parishioners assembled in the community centre for light refreshments, amid further discussion on and about Oulton.

The sign

The sign - Credit: Archant


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The sign was originally made by Jack Balls of Ellough Artefacts, and later renovated by local craftsman, Neville Lambert. It has recently been extensively renovated by students of Lowestoft College, who used their skills to preserve the sign as a craft project.

Support for the transportation and installation of the sign was provided by local developers Oldman Homes, and the garden area around the sign has been improved by local gardener Kevin Howe.

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The parish council would like to offer their sincere gratitude to all those involved in the refurbishment of the village sign.

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