The autumn series of True’s Talks will kick off at a Lynn museum later this month with a focus on The German Hanse, famous friars and writers, and North End Tales.
This free lunchtime weekly event will offer only limited tickets to each Thursday’s talk, all starting at 1pm and featuring a range of experts in local history.
The first talk will take place on September 26, when Dr Paul Richards will speak about The German Hanse in Lynn from 1271 to 1751.
On October 3, Dr Lynne Broughton will focus on Bourges Cathedral – a little known gem.
“The Greatest Hits of 1905 – Vaughn Williams meets the Northenders” will be the topic of a talk on October 10, by Liz James and Alan Helsdon.
The following week will see Dr Clive Bond talking about Medieval Stone Houses in the town, before Father Peter Rollings discusses Lynn’s famous friars and writers on October 24.
On October 31, Sharron Bosley will speak on the topic of From Wellingtons to Waders – managing the Wash and North Norfolk Coast European Maritime site.
Arthur Paynter will tell of North End Tales on November 7, followed by the final talk on Robert Walpole at Houghton and Lynn by Chris Boxall, on November 14.
The talks programme and family history courses are part of a series of events planned following the official opening of the True’s Yard Research Centre in October 2010.
Facilities for local and family history research include a reference library, archive rooms, a reading room and the town’s only sound archive.
Tickets can be booked by calling 01553 770479 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org