A weekend of free talks, stalls and exhibitions will focus on the history of King’s Lynn, it’s Port and it’s Railways. The event takes place at Marriotts Warehouse, on the quayside, from Friday 25 April till Sunday 27 April.
Friday, 25 April
Memories of industrial archaeology: Lynn, the Port and Railways in the late 1980s. Dr. Clive J. Bond, Chairperson, West Norfolk and King’s Lynn Archaeological Society
Wine reception & Railway Memorabilia provided by the B17 Locomotive Trust & viewing of Trevor Nunn’s ‘East Lynn to Nunstanton’ model
Saturday, 26 April
Welcome and Introduction Dr. Paul Richards, Chairperson, Marriott’s Warehouse Trust.
Railways, Rivers and Ports: The Wash and Beyond, 1750-2014. Tony Kirby
The Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway and its interests in the town and Port of Lynn Circle, John Hobden,President M&GNR
Rail versus River: how this conflict helped shape transport in Wisbech in the 19th Century – Roger Powell
Victorian King’s Lynn and the coming of the Railways – Dr. Paul Richards
14:45-15:15 Coffee/Tea & Raffle
Replacing an Icon – Initial manufacture of a Class B17 Express Passenger Locomotive Brian Hall, Chairperson, B17 Locomotive Trust
King’s Lynn Station: a Heritage-led Regeneration Project – Larry Heyman, First Capital Connect
Discussion and Close Dr. Clive J. Bond and Dr. Paul Richards
Sunday, 27 April
Associated stalls and exhibitions continue into Sunday, 27 April,
● Trevor Nunn’s ‘East Lynn to Nunstanton’ model
● Stalls: B17 Locomotive Trust, with railway memorabilia;
● First Capital Connect;
● M&GNR Circle;
● Railway Touring Company;
● Fen Line Users Association
All events take place on the top floor of Marriots Warehouse, and are free.