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True’s Yard Fisherfolk Museum in King’s Lynn will be holding free Thursday lunchtime talks

A museum in town is presenting the 27th series of a popular set of talks for everyone to go along to.

True’s Yard Fisherfolk Museum will be putting on the talks every Thursday at 1pm from February 1 until March 21.

Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

True's Yard Fisherfolk Museum. Picture Credit: D&L Photography
True's Yard Fisherfolk Museum. Picture Credit: D&L Photography

Places are limited, so booking is essential.

These talks are a must for anyone interested in local history.

Speakers will also be exploring a variety of subjects, including the literary history of Lynn, travel in the Middle Ages, and the Georgian Upper Crust – perfect for any fans of Bridgerton.

February 1: Dr Paul Richards - The Upper Crust in Georgian Lynn, 1714-1830: Merchant Families and their Houses

February 8: Professor Anthony Bale - A Medieval Journey: From Lynn to Beyond

February 15: David Savage - Medieval Paintings in Our Local Churches

February 22: Ian Duckett- King’s Lynn in Modern Literature: ‘This Town that History could have made a City’.

February 29: Dr Robert Anderson - Educating the Poor: Victorian Self Help

March 7: Jeff Hoyle - 'Tales from the Taproom': Lynn Pubs Through the Ages

March 14: Dr John Alban - From Ashwellthorpe to Bosworth: The Will of a Yorkist Soldier, 1485

March 21: Dr Julian Litten - Chauncey Hare Townshend: Patron of West Lynn Church

There will also be a bonus lecture on Thursday, April 4. Dr Paul Richards and Valerie Taylor will be speaking on True’s Yard: Repopulation of the Six Cottages.

This lecture will reflect upon new information learned from the 1921 census.

Lindsey Bavin, museum curator, said: “We hope our audiences will enjoy the diverse range of topics in this series.

“Thanks to the support from the borough council and Norfolk Community Foundation we will be able to provide a warm space for these free talks.”

In December 2023, True’s Yard Fisherfolk Museum was awarded funding from the Norfolk Community Foundation through the Community Hot Spot Fund to support a warm space open five days a week (Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm).

There is also a breakfast club open Wednesday-Friday (9am-11am) offering a free hot meal to anyone who needs it.

It will also help provide activities for the community to enjoy while they keep warm such as talks, family history classes, books, board games and newspapers.

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