Join the King’s Lynn Town Guides and the Shakespeare Guildhall Trust for a wonderful guided walk combining a visit to St George’s Guildhall – Britain’s Largest Medieval Guildhall & Oldest Working Theatre – with a tour of the town from both banks of the River Great Ouse. We will meet at the famous Custom House on Purfleet Quay and then visit nearby St George’s Guildhall, before crossing the river on the ferry to experience a view of the medieval waterfront from a different perspective. From here, we will walk upriver to the South Lynn crossing and head back to Lynn’s old town via Harding’s Pits, the River Nar and Hanseatic South Quay.
Date and Time: Saturday 19th June, 11am.
Place: King’s Lynn, Norfolk, The Fens.
Cost: The volunteers would be very grateful of donations, which will go towards both the Town Guides and the Shakespeare Guildhall trust, to help them continue their work. Participants need to pay for their own ferry crossing (£1.20).
Booking: Places are limited and need to be reserved by emailing: Ivor@kingslynntownguides.co.uk
Other information for the event: On the day, please meet at the Custom House, 1 King St, King’s Lynn PE30 1ET. The walk will last approximately 3 hours at a leisurely pace. Walking shoes or comfortable trainers are recommended. In the event of inclement weather, the walk may be shortened by taking the return ferry crossing. Please note that, unfortunately, this event is not suitable for wheelchair users as we will be crossing the river on a ferry and walking along rough ground on the river bank.
Fascinating Fens Values: The event/activity includes the themes of heritage and Wellbeing.
King’s Lynn is a vibrant Market town, full of history. For hundreds of years, King’s Lynn provided one of the most vital trade routes for goods entering and leaving the fens. Its strategic location – where the Ouse meets the Wash – allowed inland trade to 8 counties of England, coastal routes to the whole of the east coast of Britain, and lucrative access to the wealthy markets of northern Europe and the Baltic states. Great places to visit including: the custom house, Kings Lynn Minster, St Nicholas Chapel, market places, several museums, old merchant houses from it’s Hanseatic and fishing past.
King’s Lynn Town Guides:
King’s Lynn Town Guides conduct regular guided walks every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from May to October and at other times throughout the year by appointment. The full range of walks can be found on their website. All the money that is collected from the walks is given away to local charities and organisations that further the conservation and promotion of the town. http://www.kingslynntownguides.co.uk
Shakespeare Guildhall Trust:
The Kings Lynn Shakespeare Guildhall Trust vision is for the restoration and development of St George’s Guildhall – Britain’s oldest working theatre and the only theatre in the world that can claim Shakespeare performed there – to create a sustainable mixed-use performance, arts and cultural centre; heritage attraction of national significance and a great economic, education and cultural asset for the town. http://www.shakespearesguildhalltrust.org.uk