King’s Lynn youngsters search for King John’s loot

King John treasure quest at The Custom House Kings Lynn''Jo Robinson, Wilfie Robinson and Ben Robinson ANL-161023-113408009
King John treasure quest at The Custom House Kings Lynn''Jo Robinson, Wilfie Robinson and Ben Robinson ANL-161023-113408009

To mark the 800th anniversary of the death of King John, Lynn’s Custom House launched Lost in The Wash, a treasure quest for children on Saturday.

According to legend, King John’s fabulous treasure was lost while he journeyed from Lynn to Lincoln in October 1216.

Two quests are available: one for children under-eight, and one for children aged nine and over. Admission to “Lost in the Wash” is £1 for adults and 50p for children. The Custom House is open Monday to Saturday 10.30am to 3.30pm, and Sunday noon to 3.30pm.

Pictured above, from left, are Jo Robinson, Wilfie Robinson and Ben Robinson.

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