Plaque for Carry On star Hattie Jacques in Sandgate

Hattie Jacques and Eric Sykes
Image caption Hattie Jacques starred alongside Eric Sykes in the long-running sitcom Sykes

A memorial to Hattie Jacques, a star of the Carry On films, has been unveiled in the Kent village where she was born.

The Sandgate Society marked her achievements with a special plaque at a property in Sandgate High Street.

Born in 1922, the comedy actress appeared in 14 of the innuendo-laden Carry On films between 1958 and 1978.

She was also known for her long on-screen partnership with the comedian Eric Sykes in his sitcom Sykes.

In 1949 she married the actor, John Le Mesurier, who found fame as Sgt Wilson in Dad's Army.

Image caption The plaque is on the wall of the house where Hattie Jacques was born

The couple lived in Margate and had two children. Jacques died in 1980 at the age of 58.

After the plaque was unveiled, the Sandgate Society held a tea party to celebrate the occasion and Jacques' life.

Howard Godfrey, who knew Jacques through attending cast parties with the producer of the Carry On films, recalled her as being fun.

"She was always very much like she was on stage - full of fun, always enjoyed life," he said.

The plaque is the third to commemorate her life, with the other two at her former homes in Earls Court, in London, and Margate.

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