SEE VIDEO: Delight at turnout for Swaffham market weekend

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It’s been a day of celebrations in Swaffham today as the town began a weekend of events to mark the official 800th anniversary of its market.

While the traditional Saturday market took place in the Market Place, thousands of visitors have been enjoying a host of entertainment both in the square and on the nearby Campingland.

The Campingland is close to the site of the St Peter and St Paul Church, where the market originally traded.

Medieval re-enactments, music and the chance to have a go at archery are just a few of the attractions of the celebrations, which will continue tomorrow.

David Wickerson, chairman of the Town Team, which has organised the festivities, said the day had been “absolutely fantastic.”

He added: “We’ve had a great turnout. The weather has been kind to us.

“I think everyone has been very complimentary about what we’ve been able to put together here in Swaffham.”

Our video shows Mr Wickerson urging anyone thinking of going along tomorrow not to let the weather forecast put them off.