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Talks to resume at True's Yard in King's Lynn

The 22nd series of True’s Talks at True’s Yard Fisherfolk Museum are to resume.

The talks cover a variety of local history subjects from the royals at Sandringham to Thomas Nashe and Tudor East Anglia and Lost King’s Lynn 1850-2000.

These talks are a must for anyone interested in local history and speakers will also be exploring the musical Le Strange family, pilgrimage to Walsingham and Lynn’s Clifton House.

True's Yard Fisherf olk Museum, King's Lynn (34352332)
True's Yard Fisherf olk Museum, King's Lynn (34352332)

Every Thursday at 1pm from September, 2 to November, 18 the museum will be holding free talks although donations are welcome. Due to reduced capacity places are limited and bookings for the talks will open on Tuesday August, 10.

Deputy Manager Rebecca Rees, said: “Our talks have always been incredibly popular and get booked up quickly. Due to continuing safety measures we are maintaining a reduced capacity in our Education Room where the talks are held.

“This series is longer than usual, as we have rescheduled four talks which were due to take place earlier this year. We hope people will enjoy the diverse range of topics in this series.”

The talks programme is part of a series of events connected with the museum’s Pat Midgley Research Centre which received Heritage Lottery Funding in 2015.

Facilities at True’s Yard for local and family history research include a reference library, archive rooms, a reading room and the town’s only sound archive.

A list of the True’s Talks topics is as follows:

September 2 The Story of Influenza by Eric Somerville

September 9 The Le Stranges of Hunstanton in the 17th Century: A Musical Family by Alison Gifford

September 16 Walsingham Pilgrimage, Yesterday and Today by The Revd Dr Peter Doll

September 23 Great Change: Reflections on the pandemic project by Sophie Hobbs

September 30 Lost King’s Lynn 1850-2000 by Dr Paul Richards

October 7 The Medieval Wool Market and Origins of Globalisation by Carol and David Savage

October 14 The Royals at Sandringham by Pat Knights

October 21 Clifton House in King’s Lynn 1300-2020 by Dr Simon Thurley

October 28 Thomas Nashe & Tudor East Anglia by Dr Matt Woodcock

November 4 Market Towns in Eastern England since 1750 by Tony Kirby

November 11West Norfolk: A Story in Old Postcards by Simon Massen

November 18 “What could the Anglo-Saxons have taught Vermuyden?” by Prof. Michael Chisholm

For further information visit: info@truesyard.co.uk.

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