Closed pub displays massive banner thanking NHS

The Railway Tavern in Dereham, owned by Debbie and Paul Sandford, has displayed a large banner suppo

The Railway Tavern in Dereham, owned by Debbie and Paul Sandford, has displayed a large banner supporting the NHS. Picture: Paul Sandford - Credit: Archant

A Norfolk pub that closed its doors amid the coronavirus outbreak has displayed a massive banner thanking the NHS and encourage people to stay at home.

The Railway Tavern in Dereham, owned by Debbie and Paul Sandford, has displayed a large banner suppo

The Railway Tavern in Dereham, owned by Debbie and Paul Sandford, has displayed a large banner supporting the NHS. Picture: Paul Sandford - Credit: Archant

The Railway Tavern in Dereham, owned by Debbie and Paul Sandford, closed its doors at 10pm on Tuesday, March 16, following a message from the government.

Even though the pub relies on members of the public, Mr Sandford has displayed a huge banner urging people to stay at home and has also thanked the NHS.

The banner, which reads ‘god bless our NHS. Stay home - stay safe’, is displayed on the front of the pub, close to a slip road onto the A47.

Mr Sandford said: “We were amazed by the selflessness of people in the NHS working at this time.


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“The message ‘stay home’ is such an important message, and it is one that people are still ignoring.

“People still aren’t taking this seriously.”

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