Former teenage worker cuts tape to open Acle’s new Co-op

PUBLISHED: 12:04 05 June 2017 | UPDATED: 12:04 05 June 2017

Norman Prior officially opens the new Co-op at Acle.

Norman Prior officially opens the new Co-op at Acle.

John Kenny

Long-time Acle resident and community stalwart Norman Pryor’s first job on leaving Acle school at the age of 15 Acle residentin 1949 was to work at the Acle Co-op then located opposite the village’s Barclays Bank.

And so he was the natural choice to cut the tape opening at the brand new Co-op store situated on the former Budgen’s site.

Norman performed the official ceremony on the Thursday evening, the day before it opened to the public the following day, May 26.

Picture: John Kenny

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