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Swaffham & District Lions Over sixty people attended Swaffham Lions annual St George’s quiz in the Assembly Rooms. The questions were set by Lion Simon Fowler and included rounds about Georges and rivers of Norfolk, this ensured that the teams were kept on their toes. Rusty Nails, the champion team from last year, retained their title with the team form the Merle Boddy finishing a brave last. The evening raised £600 for Lions charities. As part of their Centennial celebrations, Swaffham Lions held a Peace Picture Competition in Swaffham Assembly Rooms for local schools. With over sixty entries the three judges, Mayor Jill Skinner, incoming Lion President Pam Tallon and Lion Keith Mitchell, a keen artist, had a difficult task to choose the winners. The winner from school years 3-4-5 was Ada aged nine, who is in year five, from Swaffham Junior School, year group 6-7-8 was Oskar Harris, year seven, from the Sacred Heart and year group 9-10-11 was Alexandra Lain who is in year ten and from Litcham School. The judges awarded highly commended to Isobel Coutanche aged eight, school year three, and Elizabeth Wainer aged eleven, year seven, both from Sacred Heart, and Ellie Barratt, year nine, from Litcham School. As part of the Lions Centennial Celebrations, Swaffham Lions obtained permission from Swaffham Town Council to erect Lions Centennial Welcome signs on the planter boxes on the four main routes into Swaffham. The council’s support follows the Civic Reception the council arranged in January to start the Centennial Celebrations. This was the last official duty of the Mayor before hand over to the incoming Mayor Jill Skinner at the council meeting that evening. Tony Lakey was awarded a Centennial pin for his work in recruiting new members into Swaffham Lions. Lions now have over 1.4 million members in 208 countries throughout the world. 18

01760 721 230 Swaffham Museum is now open for the 2017 season Open 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday. Saturdays 10am to 1pm Prices: adults £3. Concessions £2.Children 5 and over £1. Family tickets available. Current Galleries: Treasures of Swaffham Out of Storage – the paintings and drawings held by the museum – includes Samuel John Carter Philo’s Swaffham. What Swaffham was like in the 19th century The Carter Connection Archaeology in the area Have you seen this painting around the town? Any guesses as to what the flags on the map are? It is an enhanced image of a painting on an inside wall on the first floor of a building near the bus stop. It was painted directly to the wall. The building dates from about 1780 and has been a house, a post office and a variety of shops in its time. The date and the artist of the painting are both unknown and we can’t find a signature. Does anyone know anything more about it? Please contact Sue at swaffhammuseummanager@ or pop in at the museum. Friends Coach Trip Come with us to Kentwell Manor. Tudor re-creation on Sunday June 25. Cost - £12.50 (£10 for Friends) coach fare plus approx £20 admission charge. Contact Emma Ward 07788- 779293, or Events list for 2017 on Museum website. Many are open to non-members. FoSM (Friends of Swaffham Museum) We support the Museum financially. Our Membership Scheme is a one off Life Membership payment of just £10 for an individual and £15 for a family. This gives you free access to all the museum galleries for life. For more information please contact our Hon Chairman Stuart Clapton: 19 Each one is one of the 102 listed buildings in our ancient town centre. Most of them are late18th century Grade II listed. Two of them are Grade I. Any ideas which two? But even with that number Swaffham comes way down in the Norfolk pecking order. Norwich has around 1000 King’s Lynn over 300 Theord, Dereham, Wells, Wymondham, Aylsham, Diss, Yarmouth, Holt, Redenhall with Harleston, and North Walsham (by 1!) are all above us in the 100s. Trending Now -v isit us there for upto-date news and events Wanted – Volunteers for Stewarding or ‘behind the scenes’ work at Swaffham Museum. For more information please contact Steve Gregory on 01760 721230 or 755596 Swaffham Museum, Town Hall, London Street, Swaffham PE37 7DQ Tel: 01760 721 230

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