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Comedy writer and performer and local resident Kit Hesketh-Harvey was the guest of honour at the 200th anniversary of a Norfolk school.

A resident of Stoke Ferry, he cut a ribbon to mark the bicentenary of All Saints Academy in the village.

Kit Hesketh-Harvey was the writer and singer of the musical comedy act Kit and the Widow, which over thirty years had a number of West End and Broadway theatre runs and international tours.

He owns the now-decommissioned All Saints Church, where there was a special celebration.

The school – now run by the Diocese of Ely Multi-Academy Trust – started life in 1818 and became James Bradfield Primary School before becoming an academy under DEMAT.

It was founded thanks to money left in the will of local benefactor James Bradfield, who gave £250 to build a schoolhouse, originally for the education of poor children in Stoke Ferry and Wretton.

Kit Hesketh-Harvey cut the ribbon on September 6th followed by a service of celebration in the church.