Volunteers needed to survey King’s Lynn boat

Launch of True's Yard Silver Jubilee Appeal
Dr Paul Richards launches the appeal ANL-150915-161057009
Launch of True's Yard Silver Jubilee Appeal Dr Paul Richards launches the appeal ANL-150915-161057009

Volunteers are needed to help archaeologists record the condition of a museum’s fishing boat.

West Norfolk and King’s Lynn Archaeological Society will be working on the vessel and Wash Shrimper Activity at True’s Yard Fisherfolk Museum from 11am on Saturday.

Activity was built in 1904 and is a key exhibit at the museum, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

Society members will be carrying out the first condition survey using digital cameras, measuring tapes and survey poles.

Chairman Dr Clive Bond said: “This boat was made at the turn of the century and is in need of repairs.

“The survey will photograph and measure, draw, parts of the boat, so to be able record areas for repair.

“The boat renovation is part of the museum’s Silver Jubilee appeal.”

People who go along will be taught how to survey, take measurements interpret planks, iron fittings and ropes to understand how the boat worked in its heyday.

Last year True’s Yard launched its Silver Jubilee Appeal to raise £100,000 to complete important repairs to the site along with carrying out education projects within schools

A survey highlighted the need for roofing repairs on some of the buildings along with replacing windows along with renovating the boat.