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Schoolboys design artwork for Swaffham’s new development

PUBLISHED: 15:16 14 June 2017 | UPDATED: 15:16 14 June 2017

(from left) Colin Houghton, Elliot Clark and Tony Abel in front of the new village sign at Swan’s Nest in Swaffham. Picture: Andy Newman

(from left) Colin Houghton, Elliot Clark and Tony Abel in front of the new village sign at Swan’s Nest in Swaffham. Picture: Andy Newman

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A new piece of public art designed by two Swaffham school students was unveiled in the town as a gift from a Norfolk-based house builder.

Nicholas Hamond Academy Year 10 students Elliot Clark and Jess Drake won a competition run by Watton-based Abel Homes to create the artwork to be installed at Swan’s Nest, a community of 250 new homes the firm is building on the southern edge of the town.

The pair came up with the idea of a modern village sign, and it features both of their designs on either side of the new artwork.

The sign was unveiled at a ceremony by Elliot, helped by Abel Homes chairman Tony Abel and Colin Houghton of Swaffham Town Council, and watched by around 100 residents of the new community.

Six years ago, Abel Homes unveiled a nautically-themed bench made by artists at the Holkham Forge, at the firm’s development on Admiral Wilson Way in Swaffham.

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