Historic King’s Lynn has been chosen as one of the first 10 Heritage Action Zones by Historic England, the driving force behind this nationwide project to breathe new life into neglected historic buildings and sites and encourage regeneration in areas that are rich in uncelebrated heritage. 

The town joins Appleby in Cumbria, Coventry in the West Midlands, Elsecar in South Yorkshire, Hull in East Yorkshire, Nottingham in Nottinghamshire, Ramsgate in Kent, Sunderland in Tyne and Wear, Sutton in South London and Weston-super-Mare in Somerset. It is the only Heritage Action Zone in the East of England. 

Published in Press Releases
Monday, 01 June 2015 00:00

Magna Carta 800

Monday 15 June marks the 800th anniversary of the sealing of King John’s Magna Carta, the document which laid the foundations for the rights and representations we enjoy today. 

King’s Lynn will celebrate the anniversary on the 13 & 14 June. The Magna Carta 800 weekend will include a whole host of medieval themed activities including falconry displays, craft demonstrations, fire breathing and historical enactments (including a knights’ tournament and a proclamation by King John), which will be based in Tuesday Market Place from 10 am until 4 pm. All activities will be free of charge.

 

Published in Visitor Guide
Tuesday, 24 March 2015 00:00

Bespak GEAR wins national award

The Bespak Grand East Anglia Run has scooped the national Bill Reynolds Memorial Trophy 2015, awarded by BARR (British Association of Road Races) for the event which has greatly improved its race organisation.

Paul Wood, Chairman of BARR explained: "The trophy was created to continue the legacy of Bill Reynolds - past president of BARR and a man who continually sought to improve the standards of race organisation.  The trophy is awarded annually by the BARR Committee.  We scrutinise the Bespak GEAR 10k each year in order to give it a grading.  We have watched how the organisers continually look to improve on the way things are done.  We are delighted to award this trophy to such a worthy winner."

Published in Press Releases
Monday, 09 March 2015 00:00

Maritime Exhibition and Walks

Staff at King's Lynn Custom House have organised a week of Maritime walks and exhibitions to help promote the town in celebration of English Tourism Week.

The events are designed to showcase the town's history and maritime heritage and highlight what the town has to offer for tourists and visitors.

Published in Visitor Guide
Tuesday, 13 January 2015 00:00

King's Lynn becomes 1st Hanseatic 'Kontor'

At yesterday's (12 January 2015) launch of King's Lynn's first Hanse Business Convention, it was confirmed by Marion Köhn, Managing Director of Business Hanse, and Manfred Schürkamp, Deputy Chairman of the Business Hanse, that the Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk has become the first 'Kontor' of the new Business Hanse.

In medieval times, being a 'Kontor' was a great honour.  There was only one Kontor for each member country.  The Kontor would represent their country within the Hanseatic League and would be the key trading post.

Published in Press Releases
Wednesday, 03 September 2014 00:00

King's Lynn in Bloom Awards

Winners of the King’s Lynn in Bloom Allotment Challenge and Front Garden competition were announced at an awards ceremony at King’s Lynn Town Hall on Tuesday 2 September.

The awards were presented by Borough Mayor, Barry Ayres, and have been sponsored by Hayes and Storr solicitors and supported by West Norfolk MIND, where staff made window boxes for the newly created window box category.

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