King’s Lynn Town Guides present £4,700 to good causes

King's Lynn Town Guides presented over ?4500 to various causes. The Mayor of King's Lynn Cllr Barry Ayres made the presentations in The Parlour on Saturday. ANL-150221-141411009
King's Lynn Town Guides presented over ?4500 to various causes. The Mayor of King's Lynn Cllr Barry Ayres made the presentations in The Parlour on Saturday. ANL-150221-141411009
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Lynn Town Guides have made another significant contribution to good causes within the town with cheques totalling £4,700.

The presentations to the groups were made on Saturday by the borough mayor, Barry Ayres, at Lynn Town Hall.

That figure, almost twice the previous year’s total, underlines just how much the Guides have contributed since they started their gift programme 26 years ago — a staggering £56,964.80 since 1989.

The new chairman of the Guides, Bob Price, said the record total represents growing numbers of guided walks around Lynn and private bookings, underlining a burgeoning interest in the town around the UK. He said: “All our guides are volunteers, and it is a credit to them how many more visitors are wanting to know more about the fascinating history of Lynn and seeing our wonderful buildings.”

The beneficiaries this year are: St Nicholas’ Chapel Bell Fund (£1,000), All Saints’ Church (£700), Worfolk Boat Trust (£500), King’s Lynn Preservation Trust (£500), The Minster (£500), Marriott’s Warehouse Trust (£500), Arts Centre Trust (£500), True’s Yard (£500).

The town guides hold regular afternoon walks throughout the summer highlighting the remarkable history and heritage of Lynn.

Meanwhile, Lynn Town Guides will also be staging their annual Diana Bullock Memorial Lecture at the Town Hall’s historic Assembly Rooms on March 25. The speaker this year will be well-known local historian Dr Paul Richards, taking as his subject the Medieval Wash Ports and the Hanseatic League.

Tickets – £7.50 each – are available from 01553 776632 or from Lynn Information Centre at the Custom House on 01553 763044. And that price includes a glass of wine on arrival.