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New map will celebrate Swaffham’s heritage and culture

Members of Swaffham town council voted in favour of introducing a more modern visitor information map.

The map would be introduced for the UK Power Networks compartment in the Market Place of the town.

Judy Anscombe, who is involved with the project, told the council the map will be vandal-proof and would increase awareness of Swaffham’s heritage.

She said: “It leans on a wall so they can’t punch a hole in it like they did to the last one.

“They would get sore wrists if they did punch this one.”

Swaffham's heritage and culture will be enhanced through the map for visitors to the town
Swaffham's heritage and culture will be enhanced through the map for visitors to the town

An estimated cost was outlined as being in the region of £3,000 to cover the project.

There was no objection to the placing of the map in principle during the council meeting, with costs being discussed at a future date.

A majority of eight councillors were also in favour of a more modern map. Crispian Emberson of Heritage Destination Consulting has the copyright for the original map, but not for a new one.

Among the points of interest when showcasing the town’s heritage include breweries, the first Co-op store in Swaffham, ten different shoemakers in the early twentieth century and the old bank which evolved into Barclays.

Councillor Paul Darby said: “I think that will look quite good. I am quite happy with that.

“I can’t see why not as there will be a lot of information for people to look at.”

The new map will also be more compatible with phones, Mrs Anscombe said.


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