TV host to promote King’s Lynn heritage

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Architect and television presenter Ptolemy Dean is expected in Lynn today to promote a £2 million regeneration programme.

The Restoration host is working with College of West Anglia students to support the St Margaret’s Townscape Heritage initiative.

The project, which is being funded by West Norfolk Council and a Heritage Lottery Fund grant, is aimed to rejuvenate the area and offers grants to help bring buildings in the area back into use.

Mr Dean said: “King’s Lynn is a historically important, lovely town. I am really looking forward to working with the College and the council on this fascinating project.”

Scott Jarvis, project director for the college’s Springboard TV station, said: “Since the project was mentioned to us, we were keen to be involved and learn more about the area’s history.

“Students will get real film making experience by working with a professional TV presenter, working to real deadlines, and will get to see a film that they worked on enjoyed by a wide audience.”

Ostap Paparega, West Norfolk Council’s regeneration and economic development manager, added: “A visit from a high profile architect like Ptolemy Dean is very exciting.

“The resulting film will be a great showcase for the St Margaret’s Townscape Heritage Initiative, and may provide great marketing opportunities of our town further afield.”