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Norfolk Day in King’s Lynn

Norfolk Day Friday 27 July 2018

Published: Friday, 13th July 2018

On Friday 27 July 2018, individuals, communities, businesses and organisations across our county will be celebrating Norfolk Day, and west Norfolk is no exception!

Norfolk Day is being backed by the Eastern Daily Press and BBC Radio Norfolk, and is a chance for everyone in Norfolk to celebrate what’s great about living here.

Norfolk’s rich heritage is one of the areas the day will be promoting, so a special Norfolk Day ticket will give visitors entry to four of Lynn’s attractions at a reduced price.

The theme for the day at the museums will be the life of Frederick Savage, with different activities happening across the sites, all exploring the life of one of Lynn’s famous sons. Stories of Lynn, Lynn Museum, True’s Yard Museum, and the Custom House can all be visited for just £8 for an adult ticket, £7 for a concession, £5 for a child, or £22 for a family – over 30% off the usual price.

Three of the venues will host costumed characters and craft activities exploring 'The Life of Frederick Savage' - Lynn's famous industrialist:

  • Stories of Lynn - 'Savage as Mayor' - 1:30-4pm
  • Lynn Museum - 'Savage and fairgrounds' - 10am-12:30pm
  • True's Yard - Drop-in Savage-themed children's activities - 11am-3pm

And the fourth will host a fascinating exhibition:

  • Custom House - 'Inspirational West Norfolk Women' - 10am-5pm

Cllr Elizabeth Nockolds, deputy leader and cabinet member for Culture, Heritage and Health, said: “Norfolk Day is going to be a wonderful occasion all across our county, and celebrating our heritage is a great way to get involved. Frederick Savage was one of Lynn’s most famous citizens, and these exhibitions explore his life. He was a visionary engineer, a pioneer in fairground rides, and a benevolent mayor – a fascinating figure. So take advantage of this special ticket and come and find out more!”

Norfolk Day has also been chosen as the date for a ceremony to mark the installation of a new bench outside the town hall.

King’s Lynn Civic Society have asked the mayor of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, Cllr Nick Daubney, to cut the ribbon on a new bench for the Saturday Market Place in King’s Lynn. Through its materials and design by Toby Winteringham, a local wood craftsman, the bench will inform visitors that Lynn was the birthplace and home of a very remarkable medieval woman, Margery Kempe. She recounts her domestic life, her religious experiences and her pilgrimages in a book written in approximately 1420. Margery’s book is commonly considered to be the first autobiography written in the English language.

Cllr Daubney said: "We are all proud of Norfolk, its great heritage and present-day offer. It is right to both celebrate and enjoy the day itself. West Norfolk especially is a wonderful place to visit, to live in and work in, so let us all enjoy Norfolk Day."

Find out more on our Norfolk Day page.

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