Screening marks start of Mart exhibition in King’s Lynn

Private screening of 'All the Fun of the Fair' - film about Lynn's Mart,
left to right back Robbie Gooch, Luke Shackell, Matthew Harrison 
left to right front Cllr Elizabeth Nockolds, Ruth Farnan, Erin Tasker and Rosie Green
Private screening of 'All the Fun of the Fair' - film about Lynn's Mart, left to right back Robbie Gooch, Luke Shackell, Matthew Harrison left to right front Cllr Elizabeth Nockolds, Ruth Farnan, Erin Tasker and Rosie Green

A short film about Lynn’s historic annual Mart, which returns to town from next Tuesday, was screened for the first time on Sunday.

The film was made by youngsters who attened a film-making course at Stories of Lynn.

Participants explored stories from the 800-year history of Lynn’s Mart before working with the professional film-maker to create a short film about their discoveries.

Councillor Elizabeth Nockolds said: “This was a fantastic project that really made use of what a great resource the borough archives are.

“Stories of Lynn is about bringing local history to life, and this film certainly does that.

Ruth Farnan, learning engagement officer at Stories of Lynn, said: “They really made the most of their time at Stories of Lynn and they should be very proud of the film they have produced.”

Following its screening, the film will now be able to be seen by everyone as part of an exhibition at Lynn Museum which will continue until Sunday, March 5.

Pictured above at the special screening are, from back: Robbie Gooch, Luke Shackell, Matthew Harrison. At the front, from left, are councillor Elizabeth Nockolds, Ruth Farnan, Erin Tasker and Rosie Green. MLNF17AF02028