Frederick George Jackson was a former councilor, mayor and alderman of King’s Lynn. He was also the driving force behind the development and evolution of the Alderman Jackson School, which was a community school for children and young people with disabilities and was named after Alderman Jackson in 1971.
The plaque names the orchard, which sits adjacent to the former school, after Alderman Jackson and dedicates it to his memory.
The ceremony also marked the completion of Orchard Place, which is the first development in Lovell’s major housing project in partnership with the Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk.
The Mayor of the Borough of King's Lynn and West Norfolk, Cllr Geoffrey Hipperson, said: "We received numerous requests to ensure that Alderman Jackson's memory was honoured in some way. As this orchard is adjacent to the site of the former school, it felt fitting that the orchard was dedicated to his memory."
Simon Medler, regional managing director at Lovell, said: “It was an honour for Lovell to be so involved in the unveiling of this plaque to commemorate Alderman Jackson.
“The major housing project with the Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk is making tremendous progress and the ceremony was also a fitting celebration of the completion of the first development to come from this partnership.”
Orchard Place, which is situated on Marsh Lane, was the first of five developments across King’s Lynn, designed to create 373 much-needed homes.
The combined major housing project has brought numerous community improvements including; new link road Lynnsport Way, improved parking facilities and an enhanced play area at Lynnsport 2, four new tennis courts and two new hockey pitches.
The project has been delivered through an innovative partnership with Lovell and the Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk. Orchard Place is the first development in the project to be completed, with construction on the other sites ongoing.