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A whale, lost in Lynn, 1842
1 month 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

On …
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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

Southwell-red

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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Tempus  greenland piscaria
8 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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Witches’ marks at The Greenland Fishery

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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The Tavern
5 years ago

The Tavern

The Greenland Fishery was a Public House for some 250 years – probably from 1660’s until the early 1900’s.

FROM KLF

I think it was called the WATERMAN’S …
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Wall Paintings at The Greenland Fishery
5 years ago

Wall Paintings at The Greenland Fishery

The Wall Paintings

The Paintings on the first floor of the south side of The Greenland Fishery are some of the most important and high quality secular wall paintings in …
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