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King’s Lynn and West Norfolk

Aitkin…  A Jacobean family affair
4 days ago

Aitkin… A Jacobean family affair

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

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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“The town bells were rung…”
1 week ago

“The town bells were rung…”

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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Heritage Open Day 2019
4 months ago

Heritage Open Day 2019

Jon, Flossie, Vickie and our visiting Tavern maid

On 15th September, as happens every year, the Greenland Fishery opened its doors to the World.

King’s Lynn timeline

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 – First Borough charter from King John.
  • 1216 …
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Greenland  Fishery’s Hanseatic League Day
2 years ago

Greenland Fishery’s Hanseatic League Day

21°, the day after the royal wedding and the scene was well set for socialising and celebrating King’s Lynn’s history on ‘Hanse Day’. Among the visitors were a family from …
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The Greenland Fishery is in King’s Lynn
5 years ago

The Greenland Fishery is in King’s Lynn

King’s Lynn is Norfolk’s third largest town. Straddling the River Great Ouse, a mile or so from The Wash, it’s an ancient port, that did well because of it’s position …
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