Historic Lynn building to host garden party

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Resistance to the total demolition of the Old North End in the 1970s and 1980s saved True’s Yard and historic houses in Pilot Street – the High Street of Lynn’s ancient fishing quarter.

Just escaping the bulldozer was Grampus House, a historic building now listed 2*, and therefore of more than local significance.

And in a special event on Thursday, July 14, you can find out more about this building.

Trust chairman, Paul Richards, said: “Canon Robert Fayers is hosting the garden party at Grampus House from 6-8pm to support the True’s Yard Silver Jubilee Appeal Fund. Tickets at £10 are now available from True’s Yard Fisherfolk Museum.

“If you would like to enjoy a rare opportunity to become acquainted with one of Lynn’s little known medieval houses, please join us. There will be a short talk on the history of the 15th century Grampus House.

“True’s Yard is grateful to Canon Robert Fayers for opening to the public his historic home in the Old North End.”

On Saturday, July 9, True’s Yard is holding an open day to reconnect with the local history and heritage groups.

It’s a chance to explore the facilities for research and learning at True’s Yard, especially for researchers (whether personal interest or academic purposes), students (sixth form, college students, undergraduates and more) or local community groups and individuals

Refreshments will be available and you can call any time between 10.30am and 3.30pm. For further information contact museum manager Lindsey Bavin on 01553770479.

Sea Sunday is a historic tradition which takes place every year and is in aid of the Fisherfolk, who are a big part of the museum and local history of Lynn’s earlier years.

The service will take place at St Nicholas’ Chapel at 11am on July 10; free entrance, donations for the Chapel will be much appreciated.