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Search is on for historic Swaffham tape

PUBLISHED: 09:43 02 July 2008 | UPDATED: 10:56 08 July 2010

A museum enthusiast is appealing for help in tracing a missing tape which could give a “fascinating” insight into school and town life in Swaffham more than 50 years ago.

A museum enthusiast is appealing for help in tracing a missing tape which could give a “fascinating” insight into school and town life in Swaffham more than 50 years ago.

Dedicated local researcher David Butters is trying to piece together the history of the town, compiling a collection of documents and recordings for future generations.

He is now keen to trace a 1958 tape - Our School in Sound - recorded by a Miss Prouton at Swaffham Junior and Infants.

“I know it's a big spool and I know it exists because I was at the school when it was recorded. However, when I contacted the school they told me they don't have it. It would be wonderful if we could get hold of the original or a copy to turn it into a CD version for the museum and for the Norfolk Sound Archives. The tape gives a fascinating insight into life in Swaffham in 1958. I'm very keen to hear from anyone who might know anything about this tape.”

To speak with Mr Butters, contact Swaffham's Tourist Information Centre on 01760 722 255


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