This plaque, marking the opening of the 3-mile long £7.1 million Acle Bypass, is on the town’s Jubilee Memorial. I’m not sure many towns put a sign up about the road which bypassed them, but I can imagine what a problem it was having large numbers of vehicles ploughing through the middle of Acle en route between Norwich and Great Yarmouth. As the sign suggests, the bypass was opened on 14 March 1989 and there was a well-attended street party, carnival and fete in June 1989.
- Acle – Name Origin
- Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue – Day 118