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Swaffham's name came from Old English Swǣfa hām = "the homestead of the Swabians" (ref to a region in Germany from which some Anglo-Saxons presumably came). The town sign references a folktale about a peddler.

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The Butter Cross in Swaffham (C) Trevor Littlewood :: Geograph Britain and Ireland

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Swaffham/Wells-Next-the-Sea (Market Shipborough from “Kingdom”)

This is transformed into the Market Shipborough Sign in the Kingdom TV series which stars Stephen Fry. The sign depicts John Chapman, the Pedlar of Swaffham and was carved by Harry Carter (1907-1983) The Legend of the Swaffham Tinker John Chapman was a tinker who lived in Swaffham Town, One night he dreamed a voice did say if you win win renown, Then he must go to London Bridge, and there the voice did cry He'd find a man to tell him where wondrous treasure lies. So…

The Market Place and town centre, Swaffham, 1928