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This tour was compiled by the Swanland Heritage Centre management committee and the PowerPoint presentation was devised by Janet Barnes in 2017. It is in the form of a slideshow, which uses old and modern photos of prominent and notable village buildings to compare and contrast life in the village as it was in the past with life today.
The commentary is by John Wheeler, who was born in the village and who, with his wife, has written a book about the villagers and life in the village in various eras and has given several talks on the subject.
The tour visits the following:-
1 Christ Church
2 The Old School
3 Mere House
4 The Old ‘Café’
5 West End Cottages
6 The Post Office & Boulder Cottage.
7 The Old Parsonage
8 The Haldenbys
9 Swanland House
10 The Former Westfield Farm
11 Swanland Manor on West Leys Road
12 The Model Dairy Farm
13 James Reckitt Memorial Hall
14 Waters Edge
15 Swans on the Pond
16 The Old Wheelwrights & Joiners Shop
17 Toft House
18 No 35 Main Street
19 Todd's Cottages
20 Easenby Farm
21 Beech Hill House
21 Todd’s Cottages
22 The Village Shop
23 The Institute and Swanland Heritage Centre
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This tour was compiled by Swanland History Group