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King’s Lynn and West Norfolk

“Royal Yards aloft…”
2 years ago

“Royal Yards aloft…”

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
2 years ago

Lost Boats found in Boal Quay

it’s a map

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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Aitkin…  A Jacobean family affair
2 years 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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Heritage Open Day 2019
2 years 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
3 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
7 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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