Historic King’s Lynn featured in special film screening

Film Screening at the Majestic Cinema King's Lynn.
Front LtoR, Sam Carlton (CofWA Camera Operator), Ptolemy Dean (Historian), Scott Jarvis (CofWA Springboard TV Project Manager), (Missing from Picture is the other Camera Operator Kitty Wells), they are pictured with other special guests, outside the Majestic prior to the screening. ANL-160223-160231009
Film Screening at the Majestic Cinema King's Lynn. Front LtoR, Sam Carlton (CofWA Camera Operator), Ptolemy Dean (Historian), Scott Jarvis (CofWA Springboard TV Project Manager), (Missing from Picture is the other Camera Operator Kitty Wells), they are pictured with other special guests, outside the Majestic prior to the screening. ANL-160223-160231009

A film featuring an historic look at King’s Lynn was previewed at a special screening at the town’s Majestic Cinema on Tuesday.

Written and presented by architecht and historian Ptolemy Dean, the film celebrated the architectural splendour of the town centre, focusing in particular on the area around the Saturday Market Place.

It was made in conjunction with the St Margaret’s Conservation Area Townscape Heritage Initative (THI) project and allowed Mr Dean a chance to share his enthusiasm for the town.

The aim of the project is to enhance and protect the heritage of the area, while stimulating economic activity and community use.

The project has been made possible by National Lottery Players, through a £1 Million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

Mr Dean said: “King’s Lynn is a wonderful town, I hope that those what engaged with the production of this film enjoyed making it as much as I did.I wish the film well.”

Councillor Elizabeth Nockolds, cabinet member for culture, heritage and health, said: “As well as being a fantastic opportunity for the young people working on it, the finished film will be invaluable for raising awareness among school students, local interest groups, and tourists from further afield.

“Community activities, along with the opportunity for training of all kinds, are an exciting part of the THI project.”

Media students from Lynn’s College of West Anglia made and edited the film which is going to be used to promote the THI project and other heritage-linked projects throughout the town.

Scott Jarvis, project manager of Springboard TV - the college’s TV channel, said: “Working with Ptolemy, a professional presenter, provided the students with an excellent opportunity to work in a pressurised filming environment, putting into practice all of the skills they had been taught.”

To find out more about the St Margaret’s Townscape Heritage Initative or to apply for a grant, visit West Norfolk Council’s website and click on heritage news.