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​a person employed to look after the passengers on a ship, aircraft, or train.

synonyms:

flight attendant · cabin attendant · member of the cabin staff · stewardess · air hostess · stew

a person responsible for supplies of food to a college, club, or other institution.

synonyms:

major-domo · seneschal · manciple · butler

an official appointed to supervise arrangements or keep order at a large public event, for example a race, match, or demonstration.

synonyms:

official · marshal · organizer

short for shop steward.

VERB

(of an official) supervise arrangements or keep order at (a large public event).

"the event was organized and stewarded properly"

manage or look after (another's property).

"security is found in reparticipating in community and stewarding nature"

​Thetford is a market town and civil parish in the Breckland district of Norfolk, England. It is on the A11 road between Norwich and London, just east of Thetford Forest. The civil parish, covering an area of 29.55 km2 (11.41 sq mi), has a population of 24,340.[1]

There has been a settlement at Thetford since the Iron Age, and parts of the town predate the Norman Conquest; Thetford Castle was established shortly thereafter. Roger Bigod founded the Cluniac Priory of St Mary in 1104, which became the largest and most important religious institution in Thetford. The town was badly hit by the dissolution of the monasteries, including the castle's destruction, but was rebuilt in 1574 when Elizabeth I established a town charter. After World War II, Thetford became an "overspill town", taking people from London, as a result of which its population increased substantially.[2] Thetford was the headquarters of Tulip International, large-scale manufacturers of bacon, beef and pork until its closure in 2010.

Thetford railway station is served by the Breckland line and is one of the best surviving pieces of 19th century railway architecture in East Anglia.

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