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Conflict and Consequences

Conflict and Consequences

This Room houses a new display which is part-funded by a Heritage Lottery Grant.

Here we look at the effects of war and conflict on the small market town of Swaffham within living memory, including the CND protests. 

In 2021 we have a new project:

Tell Us about 2020-2021

An unprecedented time of change with COVID-19, Brexit, and Black Lives Matter

With the approval of the Heritage Lottery Fund, we have been able to convert our Wartime Remembrance Trail into a digital record of last and this year.

This is a once in a lifetime era which we and our children may never forget but will want to look back on and share memories of with our grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

“Tell us about when you didn’t go to school for ages and ages, Grandad!”

Swaffham Heritage has obtained the services of a professional Digital Interface Provider to put together a profile of Swaffham and the surrounding villages and compile a digital record which will be available on digital platforms by the end of this year.

We are asking you to send us, in whatever format (digital or paper)

Photos, videos and stories of things that you have done or made, new hobbies, ways in which you may have helped; things that have been different, good things, not so good things – funny or sad.

Have you turned poet or musician? Send us audio recordings if you prefer.

No device? Pop your written thoughts on paper and drop it through the museum’s letterbox.

Have you opened or closed a business? How have things changed for your business?

Were you furloughed? What did you do all day when you weren’t allowed to work?

Are you working from home now? Was this never an option prior to COVID-19? How do you manage your time around other commitments?

Have you been/are you being home-schooled or are you home schooling?

When was the last time you saw your grandchildren face to face?

How has your use of technology changed?

Just Tell Us!

We will be collecting items and we want you to enjoy a Summer of sunshine out and about. The record is planned for release in October this year.




What is 2020 like for you? Over the Summer we are gathering memories and artefacts not just from the days of war, nuclear demonstrations and the 60s but also something much closer - your experiences of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Swaffham Museum Room 5

In 2020 we can not have our usual Remembrance Service in the town because of Covid-19. 'Lest we forget' we have a short video of the Swaffham Remembrance in 2018 - the Centenary of the end of WW1.