It’s great to report on yet another blockbuster of a weekend held here in King’s Lynn last week, when the town and quayside were truly buzzing with visitors of all ages enjoying the Hanseatic Ski Race and Fairy Tales and Legends event.
It was also a bonus for local organisations and businesses to be involved and benefit, hopefully, from their contact with the public on two sun-filled days! Everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves, and I for one, was delighted to see such support from all involved, especially on the Sunday. The turnout certainly augurs well for The Heritage Open Day, coming up 10am until 4pm on Sunday, September, 13. Not to be missed!
Visiting that area of Lynn reminds me to give a well-deserved plug for the complex of attractions on the quayside, including The Hanse House (do visit The indoor market if you have the chance), The Rathskeller wine bar and bistro and Marriott’s Warehouse. At The Warehouse many interesting and entertaining events are held and The Marriott’s Warehouse Trust organises lectures and events linked with our rich local heritage. For further details visit the respective websites.
A reminder of the next King’s Lynn Library History Discussion Group which meets on Wednesday, September 9, between 2.30-3.30pm at the Lynn Library. At the meeting the subject to be discussed will be The Battle of Britain and the role of women in it. No doubt many interesting points will be brought up and books on all aspects of the Battle are available to study at the library. For more information please contact the library on KL 772568.
There are, of course, many exciting events being held this Bank Holiday weekend and one intriguing one I notice is an historical re-enactment this Sunday and Monday at Castle Rising Castle. Always worth a visit, we are promised the opportunity to experience medieval life with Buckingham’s Retinue! There are many spectacular events planned and the site is open 10am-6pm. For all the details visit: www.castlerising.co.uk or phone on 01553 631330.
Before we leave historical matters, something for the youngsters. Children’s activities will be on offer at Lynn Museum between Tuesday, September 1, and Saturday, September 12. During the Super Seahenge event participants are invited to find the missing Seahenge timbers and win a small prize to take home. The museum is open 10am until 5pm, but closed Sunday and Monday; call on 01553 775001 for further details.
Don’t forget Nigel Ogden’s Organ Entertainment at Lynn’s Minster Church next Friday, September 4, starting at 7.30pm; tickets are a modest £5. Over at Sheringham Park, the International Garden Photographer of the Year exhibition is running until September 5; opening times are 10am-5pm. There are many superb images from around the world to enjoy, it’s a free event but normal admission charges apply, contact 01263 820550 for details.
Lastly, starting from tomorrow, get over to King’s Lynn Arts Centre to enjoy By Road and Rail – models to evoke memories. Puzzled? Well, a large collection of model VW cars and a model railway may be involved! The displays, plus an exhibition by a well-known local photographer, are available to view until September 13 and entry is free. Go along between 10am and 5pm.
More events at True’s Yard Fisher folk Museum and details of All Saint’s Church concerts coming along soon!