Plaque set to commemorate town's historic employer
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A plaque recognising a historic Dereham employer’s contribution to the town is set to be erected.
At Tuesday's Dereham Town Council meeting, councillor Phillip Duigan proposed placing a commemorative plaque on the old J.J. Wright's shop space, now occupied by Wilko and the Edinburgh Woollen Mill.
In its day, the business was a major employer, and is today part of Dereham's industrial heritage.
The business began in 1889 when John James Wright and Joseph James Wright set up a bicycle shop, which became a Ford dealership in 1912. By 1973, Wright's of Dereham had been sold.
“We can be quite proud of J.J. Wright’s,” said Mr Duigan.
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“Certainly the people who used to work for them are still very proud of it and when we get a place for it and unveil it, I think a lot of them want to be there to see it unveiled.”
The motion passed unanimously.
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