Memories sought of Marriott’s Warehouse in King’s Lynn

Marriott's Warehouse on Lynn's South Quay.
Marriott's Warehouse on Lynn's South Quay.

Have you any memories of Marriott’s Warehouse and other places along Lynn’s historic quayside?

Perhaps personal accounts of working on the quay, family reminiscences or tales from fellow workers.

These are all being sought to collect a sound archive – and local people are invited to take part next Wednesday, February 19, when BBC Voices based in Norwich will be sending media student interns to help with the project organised by the Marriott’s Warehouse Trust.

“Come and tell us whatever you remember about the quayside, and Marriott’s Warehouse in particular,” said trustee, Gill Austen.

“Give us your memories and we’ll record them for the future, and we’ll enjoy a nice chat and a cup of tea while we’re at it.”

The idea was sparked when several members of the public visiting the building talked to Gill and other trustees about seeing cargoes being unloaded from ships into the warehouse.

Anyone interested can go along to the top floor of Marriott’s Warehouse 
on Wednesday at 11am or 3pm.

More details are available from the Trust at or telephone 07582 037301.

It is now a Grade II listed building and run by the Marriott’s Warehouse Trust with the aim to tell the story of King’s Lynn’s historic buildings. There is a ground-floor cafe/restaurant, an exhibition area on the first floor, while the second floor is an ideal venue for meetings, lectures and functions.

It suffered flooding in December during the high tidal surge and then last month was hit by a blaze, but it is now reopened.