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REVIEW: Pearls From The Grit, St George's Guildhall, King's Lynn

I was immediately aware of an enthusiastic buzz of anticipation filling the Guildhall of St. George, Lynn, when I entered to see a performance of the touring production of Dean Parkin’s Pearls From The Grit yesterday.

This was partly due to the attendance of many excited youngsters who came along and seemed to be fascinated by the story of Lowestoft’s lost fishing village, known as ‘The Grit’.

The show told the story of the fishing village from its height in the early and mid-1900s, enjoying record catches of herring worth many thousands of pounds, to its decline with the collapse of the export business to Germany and Russia and hard times in the 20s and 30s.

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