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The Greenland Fishery

“Royal Yards aloft…”
1 year 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
1 year 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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WhaleShip’s Stores: All the stuff you’d take on a 19th century whaling journey

Whale ships in the nineteenth century required provisions and outfits for at least three years. The list here is taken from Charles M. Scammon’s The marine mammals of the north-western …
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A whale, lost in Lynn, 1842
2 years ago

A whale, lost in Lynn, 1842

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

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

LynnWhale-Story-1867

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

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
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.

Tempus  greenland piscaria
2 years 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
3 years 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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