King’s Lynn’s link with the hanse explored by children

Reffley Primary at True's Yard, King's Lynn
Reffley Primary at True's Yard, King's Lynn

Children across Lynn have been presented with a book which looks at the town’s historic trading links.

Lindsey Bavin and Rebecca Rees have penned King’s Lynn and the Hanseatic League book to help bring the town’s heritage to life for the next generation.

Children of Fairstead Primary at True's Yard in King's Lynn

Children of Fairstead Primary at True's Yard in King's Lynn

The book is one of a series of activities held during the year to mark the 10th anniversary of Lynn joining the New Hanseatic League.

Ms Bavin, who is manager of True’s Yard Fisherfolk Museum, and Ms Rees, project manager of Marriott’s Warehouse Trust, have been busy visiting 14 schools in the town to present 560 copies of the book to Year 5 pupils.

Ms Rees said: “It has been wonderful to visit the schools and see the children’s reaction to the book. We immediately lost their attention as they started looking through it!”

Ms Bavin was also delighted with the response to the book from youngsters.

Howard Junior at True's Yard, King's Lynn

Howard Junior at True's Yard, King's Lynn

She said: “We’ve been delighted by how many questions the book has inspired amongst the children. Some that I’d never even considered before such as ‘Why is Greenland called Greenland?’”

Copies of the book are on sale at True’s Yard Fisherfolk Museum or Lynn Tourist Information Centre at £9.99.

Proceeds will go towards printing copies for the rest of the Year 5 children within West Norfolk.

For further information contact either Marriott’s Warehouse Trust on 07582 037301 or email info@marriottswarehousetrust.co.uk, or True’s Yard Fisherfolk Museum on 01553 770479 or info@truesyard.co.uk

Eastgate School at True's Yard

Eastgate School at True's Yard