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Exhibition celebrates 150 years of King's Lynn dock




The Official Opening of an exhibition marking 150th Anniversary ofthe Alexandra Dock in King's Lynn at True's Yard Museum ..One of the many displays on show at the exhibition, Dock Workers. (11592957)
The Official Opening of an exhibition marking 150th Anniversary ofthe Alexandra Dock in King's Lynn at True's Yard Museum ..One of the many displays on show at the exhibition, Dock Workers. (11592957)

A new exhibition marking the 150th anniversary of the opening of Lynn’s Alexandra Dock has begun.

The display was unveiled at the True’s Yard Fisherfolk Museum on Saturday, alongside the annual open day in the museum’s Pat Midgley Research Centre.

And it is the first of a series of initiatives planned over the coming months to commemorate the milestone.

The Official Opening of an exhibition marking 150th Anniversary ofthe Alexandra Dock in King's Lynn at True's Yard Museum ..Cllr Lesley Bambridge takes a look at one of the many displays on show at the exhibition. (11592930)
The Official Opening of an exhibition marking 150th Anniversary ofthe Alexandra Dock in King's Lynn at True's Yard Museum ..Cllr Lesley Bambridge takes a look at one of the many displays on show at the exhibition. (11592930)

The museum has worked with the dock’s operator, Associated British Ports (ABP), on the display, which chronicles the site’s construction, people and its crucial wartime role.

Museum manager Lindsey Bavin said: “The new exhibition is already attracting attention from local societies and schools.

The Official Opening of an exhibition marking 150th Anniversary ofthe Alexandra Dock in King's Lynn at True's Yard Museum ..LtoR, at the opening, Kim Kennedy (ABP Port Manager King's Lynn), Dr Paul Richards, Lindsey Bavin (Museum Manager who created the exhibition). (11592960)
The Official Opening of an exhibition marking 150th Anniversary ofthe Alexandra Dock in King's Lynn at True's Yard Museum ..LtoR, at the opening, Kim Kennedy (ABP Port Manager King's Lynn), Dr Paul Richards, Lindsey Bavin (Museum Manager who created the exhibition). (11592960)

“We’re delighted to be working together with ABP again, the Alexandra Dock has a long and fascinating history and was a pleasure to research.”

The exhibition, which will remain open until July 9, was opened by the port’s manager, Kim Kennedy.

Other activities which are planned to mark the anniversary include a short story competition in partnership with True’s Yard and Lynn News. Further details will be announced soon.

The Official Opening of an exhibition marking 150th Anniversary ofthe Alexandra Dock in King's Lynn at True's Yard Museum ..One of the many displays on show at the exhibitionThe Coal Trade. (11593003)
The Official Opening of an exhibition marking 150th Anniversary ofthe Alexandra Dock in King's Lynn at True's Yard Museum ..One of the many displays on show at the exhibitionThe Coal Trade. (11593003)

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