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Voices in Watton & Wayland: Turning words into action
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Tour of Watton

Retired businessman Michael Adcock takes us on a tour from St Mary's Church to the Watton clocktower - and lots of places in between.

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Behind each town lies some fascinating stories about its people and places - and Watton is no different.

Do you know how Watton got its name or what now stands in place of the old water pump on the High Street?

On our tour of the town we find the answers to some of these questions.

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Michael Adcock

We wanted to see Watton through the eyes of someone who has lived in the town all their life.

So who better to be our guide than Michael Adcock, whose son Paul now runs the family fim, Adcock and Sons TV and Electrical, in the High Street.

The Adcocks have been trading in Watton since 1811, when Michael’s great-great- grandfather, Samuel Adcock, brought his clockmakers to the town.

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