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Cheers as new tales of Swaffham’s old pubs go on sale

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More tales of Swaffham’s old pubs have gone on sale and officials say they are delighted with how the volumes have been received so far.

Nine booklets chronicling watering holes past and present were published by the Swaffham History Group last autumn.

The group has been studying the history of around 30 past and present pubs that are known to have traded at any one time.

And, now, two more volumes have been published, following a big response to the original series.

History group chairman Marion Hancock said: “So far, they have sold extremely well and we are still being asked for more copies of some of them.”

The latest booklets, which are now on sale at the town’s museum and the Ceres bookshop, tell the stories of five former town pubs.

One of the volumes is dedicated to three former Station Street taverns, the White Swan, the White Lion and the Chequers.

The other relates to the Oddfellows and the Prince of Wales pubs, which stood in Ash Close.

Earlier books featured venues including the George Hotel, the Greyhound and the King’s Arms.

And the group is also planning further publications on premises in the Lynn Road and London Street areas.

For more information about the books, phone 01760 724470 or email littlebethany@tiscali.co.uk.

 

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