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Wells cygnets named Swanny McSwan Face & Tim Beak & Swan Direction

Names for the cygnets were drawn earlier today Credit: Bishop's Palace

Cygnets born at the Bishop's Palace in Wells have today been named Swanny McSwan Face, Tim Beak and Swan Direction. The names were drawn out of a hat of suggestions along with Lester, Swanold Trump, Ron Swanson, Siegfried, Lilibet and Sadiq Swaan.

The first of this year's cygnets hatched out into the nest in the early hours of the morning of Saturday 30th April.

Swanny McSwanface? Name the baby cygnets

Following the safe arrival of 9 beautiful cygnets over the Bank Holiday, The Bishop’s Palace is launching its annual competition to name the little ones.

But will there be a Swanny McSwanFace?

Credit: Bishop's Palace
Credit: Bishop's Palace

The proud parents took the elder cygnets into the water on Bank Holiday Monday and all 9 were seen swimming in the moat on Tuesday morning.

Send in your suggestions to the Palace via email, Facebook or Twitter.

The names will be announced on 10 May.

Hundreds of cribs on display in Wells

Hundreds of cribs on display in Wells Credit: ITV News

Hundreds of cribs are on display in Somerset as part of a nativity scene. The Crib Festival is running at St Cuthbert's Church in Wells until Monday. People have been invited to bring their own to put on display so that there is a mixed of ages, styles and materials.

It runs over the same weekend as the Rotary's Reindeer Parade which takes place on Sunday and will see Father Christmas and his reindeer parade down the High Street.

The Crib Festival runs until Monday Credit: ITV News
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