Tell your Swaffham stories over tea and cake

Anyone with a story about Swaffham is invited to a special event launching a new Lottery-funded project in the town.

A free ‘oral history cafe’ will be held at the museum, in London Street, on Saturday, June 4 to launch Swaffham: Within Living Memory.

The museum received �50,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to pay for the project, which will collect the stories about the town’s people, buildings and events from 1930 to 2010.

The two-year project will celebrate the area’s unique history while creating an archive of recorded memories and a permanent display in the museum to tell the story of Swaffham, past and present.

Volunteers are needed to carry out interviews, edit sound clips and create museum displays and full training will be provided.

The drop-in cafe will give people a chance to find out more about the project and share their memories with the team.

Heritage development officer Sian Hogath said: “Everyone has a unique story to tell about their lives. We want to collect memories all sorts of experiences from the mundane to the momentous to form an archive of Swaffham voices. They might be comic, tragic or just downright weird!”

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People can drop by at the cafe between 10am and 4pm and free tea and cake will be served.

For further details, contact Sian Hogarth on 01760 721 230 or email