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Transcribathon at the King's Lynn borough archives



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Ever wanted to take a closer look at some of the borough’s historical records?

King’s Lynn borough archives are offering people a chance to try their hand at transcribing old council minutes from the Georgian period during an event this weekend.

King's Lynn Borough Archives extract. (7403689)
King's Lynn Borough Archives extract. (7403689)

Trainee archivist Luke Shackell said: “We have a wealth of records in the archives and we want to make them more accessible to people.

“By offering a free session where people can have a go at transcribing a record, we hope that they will become more interested and engaged with the project and will offer to transcribe documents at home as this is an online project.”

The session takes place at the King’s Lynn borough archives at Lynn town hall on Saturday, March 2, between 10am and 2pm.

It is a drop-in session so people can turn up when they like and leave when they wish.

The first phase of the project will look at the three Hall Books that cover 1731 to 1822.

No need to book for this fascinating session, just turn up on the day. Bring a laptop or use one of the computers at the archives. Anyone interested in doing more transcribing should let the organiser know on the day.



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