Exhibition celebrates 150 years of King's Lynn dock
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 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.
“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.