Volunteers turn out to clean up historic King’s Lynn landmark

Spring cleaning day, St Nicholas Chapel, Lynn 'John Martin ANL-160313-192738009
Spring cleaning day, St Nicholas Chapel, Lynn 'John Martin ANL-160313-192738009
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Volunteers were invited into Lynn’s St Nicholas Chapel on Saturday to help with spring cleaning of the historic building.

Participants helped with tasks including the dusting and cleaning of woodwork, monuments and floors during the session.

Spring cleaning day, St Nicholas Chapel, Lynn 'Ray ANL-160313-192749009

Spring cleaning day, St Nicholas Chapel, Lynn 'Ray ANL-160313-192749009

Refreshments and training in conservation cleaning were provided, as well as complimentary tours of the chapel. These tours, lasting about 20 minutes each, highlighted the stories behind the chapel.

The chapel, which was founded around 1140 and is famous for its magnificent host of wooden roof angels, is cared for by The Churches Conservation Trust (CCT), the national charity protecting historic churches at risk.

CCT development manager Vicky Etheridge said: “One of the challenges of looking after an historic building like St. Nich’s is keeping it clean, especially free from dust, and following over 12 months of building work that challenge is greater than ever.”