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Local history sessions at King's Lynn Fisherfolk museum




True’s Yard Fisherfolk Museum in Lynn’s North Street is running a six session local history course from Saturday, October 26 to November 30, 1-3pm, in the Museum’s Education Room.

The course will cover topics such as ‘The Port and Industrial Revolution 1869-1914’, ‘The Merchants of Lynn: The Bagges’ and a case study focusing on St George’s Guildhall.

The course will cost £30 per person and be led by local historian Dr Paul Richards.

True's Yard Museum
True's Yard Museum

As Dr Richards explains: “Every English historic town deserves study and appreciation with few as exceptional and fascinating as Lynn.

“Whether you are starting out in local history, or already involved, this course could be ideal for you.”

Places are limited, so anyone interested in finding out more details about the course or booking a place should contact Rebecca Rees on 01553 770479.

Alternatively, email outreach@truesyard.co.uk as soon as possible.

True’s Yard is a community museum and heritage site which was officially opened in 1991.

Its survival in the 1980s was due to the success campaign of Museum founder Pat Midgley, MBE, who was supported by the Northenders and the Borough Council.

In 2018 the Museum completed a Heritage Lottery Funded project to improve its research centre and archives.

A successful Silver Jubilee fundraising appeal to celebrate True’s Yard’s 25th birthday in 2016 has allowed for further improvements to the Museum.

For details about the Museum’s opening times and admission prices, call 01553 770479 or visit their website www.truesyard.co.uk.



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