Big crowds at Pigs Gone Wild sticker swap

Families enjoyed the pigs gone wild sticker swap at the Fore Street Education Centre in Ipswich.
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Families enjoyed the pigs gone wild sticker swap at the Fore Street Education Centre in Ipswich. Nancy Black with her swaps. - Credit: Archant

Excited crowds arrived at a swap event in Ipswich today eager to pick up the final few stickers needed to complete their Pigs Gone Wild sticker albums.

The event, at the Co-op’s Education Centre in Fore Street, was a chance to meet other collectors and make some important trades.

Twins Florence and Rowan Marsh, three, of Norwich Road in Ipswich, were among the lucky ones to hunt down the stickers they needed to complete their books.

Florence said her favourite piggy is Mr Hog by Holbrook Primary School.

“I like his big spotty tail and his purple spots,” she said.

Families enjoyed the pigs gone wild sticker swap at the Fore Street Education Centre in Ipswich.
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Families enjoyed the pigs gone wild sticker swap at the Fore Street Education Centre in Ipswich. Nancy Black and Leo Moore. - Credit: Archant

Rowan said he liked Major Tim Pig and Spider-Pig.

Their grandmother Jill Higgleton said they had loved looking for all the pigs around town.

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“They have gone absolutely crazy for it,” she said, “It’s a wonderful thing for the children to do this summer.”

“If all children have had as much fun as these two have it has been a big success.”

Abigail and Nicholas Scott, eight and five, and friend Rhianna Pugh, nine, were also searching for the stickers they needed to complete the set.

Blotty Dotty was Abigail’s pick of the litter whereas Nicholas’ favourite is Spider-Pig.

Rhianna said When Pig’s Fly, outside Britannia Primary School, was her top pig.

Margaret Downs, who celebrates her 75th birthday today, visited the event with her great grand-daughter Kaylyn Turnbull,three.

She said: “Its the best thing that has happened in Ipswich for a long time and we’ve lived here for 36 years.

“It’s wonderful.”

She said Albert Einswine was her favourite.

Lily and Eleanor Weldon, seven and 10 from Claydon, also finished off their sticker books today before heading off on the trail.

“My favourite is probably When Pigs Fly because I think it’s really cool the pigs have wings,” said Eleanor.

“I really like the diamond one (Stymante) because it is nice and shiny,” said Lily.

Frances Gilman, from Woodbridge, brought three-year-old Fraser and six-moth-old Martha to the sticker swap with their grandmother Jenny Labbett.

“It’s just really nice getting people into Ipswich,” said Frances, “There’s always a happy buzz about the place.”

“It has made for a really fun summer.”

How many stickers have you got left to collect?

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