Birthplace of Thomas Paine (1737 – 1809), radical thinker and political writer, who emigrated to America in 1774, and wrote in favour of American Independence.

A Thomas Paine trail around Thetford is available to download for free from the Thetford Tourism website.

An image of a statue of Thomas Paine, located in Thetford

Thomas Paine statue, Thetford
Image courtesy of Andrewself at en.wikipedia