Leter: Dr Paul Richards, October 6, 2017
As the Silver Jubilee Appeal at True’s Yard draws to a close, we would like to thank those people in Lynn and West Norfolk who have supported us.
The funds raised so far are allowing the trustees to undertake urgent repairs to buildings, develop community projects and upgrade the museum.
The North End Trust still need to raise more money to complete the restoration of “Activity”, the 1904 fishing smack in the yard. With the Georgian cottages and Victorian smokehouse, the boat completes a trio of exceptional heritage assets.
Though the trustees will need to raise funds in the future, the success of the Appeal Fund means we can look forward with confidence to the next 25 years. As a heritage site dedicated to the celebration of Lynn’s fisherfolk, a community hub, an education and research centre as well as a tourist attraction, the museum has been hugely fortified. Thus we are most grateful to numerous individuals who have made donations as well as grant awarding organisations in Lynn, Norwich and beyond.
It would not be possible to list all the individuals and organisations who have helped True’s Yard over the last 18 months or more. In Lynn itself we have been well supported by West Norfolk Council, King’s Lynn Preservation Trust, A.M. Stratford Trust, William Cleave Charitable Trust, Rotary Club of King’s Lynn and Associated British Ports. And, from nearby Sandringham, the museum received a donation from The Queen. Thanks should also be given to the Friends of True’s Yard and VIP Club of North End Ladies as well as our band of wonderful volunteers and small staff team. Our six vice-presidents and Silver Jubilee Appeal Committee deserve the gratitude of the trustees for their valuable contributions too.