Lynn’s Port and Railways – A weekend of Heritage

Marriott’s Warehouse, South Quay, King’s Lynn, 1920s

Marriott’s Warehouse, South Quay, King’s Lynn, 1920s

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

The Alexandra Dock, after the opening in 1869

The Alexandra Dock, after the opening in 1869

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

11:05-11:35 Coffee/Tea

The Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway and its interests in the town and Port of Lynn Circle, John Hobden,President M&GNR

12:15-13:15 Lunch

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.