King’s Lynn museum boosted by garden party at historic home

Garden Party and Talk. True's Yard Silver Jubliee Appeal Fund. Pictured in front LtoR Cannon Robert Fayres. Dr Paul Richards. with guests. ANL-160714-191017009
Garden Party and Talk. True's Yard Silver Jubliee Appeal Fund. Pictured in front LtoR Cannon Robert Fayres. Dr Paul Richards. with guests. ANL-160714-191017009
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A garden party has been held in the grounds of one of Lynn’s oldest homes to support a town museum’s anniversary appeal.

Grampus House in Pilot Street, which dates back to the 15th century, only narrowly escaped the bulldozer under plans to demolish the old North End of the town in the 1970s and 1980s.

But dozens took the chance to see the building, which is now Grade II Listed, during the celebration on Thursday evening.

The event was hosted by the property’s owner, Canon Robert Fayers, in support of the True’s Yard Silver Jubilee appeal, which aims to secure the long-term future of the popular museum.

The evening raised £280 and Lynn historian Dr Paul Richards said: “We are grateful to Canon Fayers for opening his historic home to the public.”

The event also included a presentation on the history of the building.

Tickets are also on sale, priced at £15, for a further fundraiser in aid of True’s Yard, which will be held at Clifton House, Queen Street, Lynn, on Friday, August, 5, from 6pm.

The event will include a talk by Dr Simon Thurley and an auction of Lynn prints.

To find out more, or to purchase tickets for the event, phone True’s Yard on 01553 770479.