Swaffham – Town Sign

Swaffham’s town sign features the Pedlar of Swaffham, a story that I wrote briefly about before in my ‘riveting’ post about St. Peter and St. Paul Church. The sign was carved in 1929 by Harry Carter (1907-1983) and it has been repainted in different colours at some point over the last decade, for reasons unknown.

The text at the base reads “ye pedlar of Swaffham who did by a dream find a great treasure” and on the reverse “ye tinker of Swaffham who by a dream did find a great treasure”.

Sam Knox at en.wikipedia

This is the same town sign that was amended to be used in the television programme Kingdom, based around the fictional location of Market Shipborough.