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“Royal Yards aloft…”

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On the return to Lynn of a large Whaler, after an Arctic voyage From The Lynn Advertiser, 1872

As is generally known, in that day (c.1820) there were what were …
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Lost Boats found in Boal Quay

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Boal Quay is formed of a loop in the River Nar, a tributary off the River Great Ouse, on the south side of King’s Lynn in …
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A whale, lost in Lynn, 1842

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“… an enormous whale, which had apparently fallen asleep…”

An anonymous account of a whale in King’s Lynn’s water

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Port of Kings Lynn 11th April 1867 Some …
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Notes on the Arctic Whale-Fishery from Yarmouth and Lynn

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From Norfolk & Norwich Naturalists’ Society, 1908

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Aitkin… A Jacobean family affair

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William Atkin, Mayor of King’s Lynn. Image: Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk

John Atkin’s name is on a blue plaque outside the Greenland Fishery …
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Steve Worfolk’s map of ‘The Friars’ c1905

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Steve Worfolk’s map of The Friar’s 1905

Drawn in 2001, shows the river Nar and it’s environs, as it probably was, with his family’s boat yard, the Blubber House and …
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Tempus greenland piscaria

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From Jacobean Mayoral House, to 21st century Heritage Home…

Through many families, the Greenland Fishery House has seen lives of Jacobean wealth, 18th century sailors, survived World Wars, the brink …
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King’s Lynn timeline

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With thanks to King’s Lynn Online

1000 to 1499

  • 1086 – First mention of Lynn in Domesday Book.
  • 1101 – St Margaret’s Church founded.
  • 1204 – …
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Witches’ marks at The Greenland Fishery

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The marks above the fireplace in the south part of the Greenland Fishery are very distinct and look like simple graffiti, or maybe carpenter’s marks. But it’s been suggested they …
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Whaling

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Whales have been hunted by humans since prehistoric times; for meat, fuel, and all sorts of other products.

 

Maritime industries have played a key part of King’s Lynn’s history …
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