Dad's Army gets a blue plaque | ...at the hotel where cast used to stay © BBC

Dad's Army gets a blue plaque

...at the hotel where cast used to stay

Dad's Army is to be commemorated with a blue plaque at the pub where cast and crew stayed while filming on location.

Frank Williams, who played Walmington-on-Sea's vicar, Timothy Farthing, will unveil the plaque at the Bell Inn in Thetford, Norfolk, next month, close to the sitcom’s 50th anniversary.

He and Ian Lavender, who played Private Pike, are the only two surviving members of the cast.

The plaque is being erected by the British Comedy Society, rather than being one of the official English Heritage markers.

The unveiling on July 21, with lunch and entertainments, will raise money for the  Actors' Benevolent Fund. More details are here.

News of the event comes on the day Royal Mail unveiled a series of stamps marking the sitcom’s 50th anniversary.

Published: 12 Jun 2018

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