Cygnet Naming Competition at The Bishop’s Palace

The Bishop’s Palace in Wells has announced the results of their extremely popular annual cygnet-naming competition, following the hatching of four beautiful cygnets in early May.

There were many hundreds of entries this year, both on social media, via email and in person, and some names were suggested multiple times.

Moira Anderson, who takes care of the swans at the Palace said “It was fantastic to see so many people entering the competition and really interesting to see all of the suggestions. At least we only had one suggestion for ‘Swanny McSwan Face’ this year!”

The names picked were:

Peter – for Bishop Peter who is retiring this week.

Angel – after Sergeant Angel in Hot Fuzz and also for the spiritual connection.

Liberty – after the release back to freedom post lockdown, and The Liberty street in Wells.

Hitch – because one always wants a lift on Mum’s back.


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