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The Greenland Fishery

Notes on the Arctic Whale-Fishery from Yarmouth and Lynn
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Notes on the Arctic Whale-Fishery from Yarmouth and Lynn

Thomas Southwell FZS V-P

From Norfolk & Norwich Naturalists’ Society, 1908

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Aitkin…  A Jacobean family affair
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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…”
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“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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Decorating the Greenland Fishery
3 months ago

Decorating the Greenland Fishery

In late Autumn 2019, the Greenland Fishery gets a long-overdue painting. Both outside and in…

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.

Tempus  greenland piscaria
7 months ago

Tempus greenland piscaria

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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Whales, Whaling and The Greenland Fishery Project
1 year ago

Whales, Whaling and The Greenland Fishery Project

An illustrated afternoon talk at Lynn Museum Talking  to a group at Lynn Museum on 3rd October.  Shame, Vickie’s hidden.

We gave a talk on Whales, Whaling …
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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 …
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