Plea for volunteers to keep King’s Lynn buildings open to the public

Red Mount in the Walks King's Lynn ANL-140220-150310001
Red Mount in the Walks King's Lynn ANL-140220-150310001
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An urgent appeal has been launched for new volunteers to help welcome visitors to two of Lynn’s most historic buildings.

The Grade I listed South Gate and Red Mount Chapel are once again set to open to the public on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, between 1 and 4pm, from mid-May until mid-September.

But volunteer co-ordinator Edith Reeves said five or six new recruits are urgently needed to join the group.

Around 30 volunteers work on a rota basis, but Mrs Reeves said two former volunteers have recently died, while several others have also withdrawn for personal reasons.

She said: “All of our volunteers are elderly. If people could do three hours a week twice a month for four months that would be very helpful, but anything will help. We’re desperate.”

Volunteers can choose where and on which days they work.

And the South Gate also offers visitors the chance to try their hand at the art of brass rubbing, which Mrs Reeves said was 
popular with younger visitors.

A meeting to discuss the coming season will take place at the West Norfolk Council offices on Tuesday, March 17, at 1pm.

Anyone interested can either attend the meeting or phone on 01553 760184 to find out more.