On Saturday 14th October history and heritage enthusiasts are invited to go ‘behind the scenes’ and learn about some key buildings in King’s Lynn. Last year, the Heritage Skills Study Day was a great success, so this year it is back – bigger and better.
Starting at 10am at St Nicholas’ Chapel, the varied agenda includes visits to Greyfriars Tower, the Stone Hall and King’s Lynn Minster. Talks and tours will be delivered by experts including Susan Lee of Eskdale Restoration who will be demonstrating paint conservation techniques. Morning and afternoon tea, and a buffet lunch are all included. The day is due to end at 3:30pm.
All this is on offer for the amazing price of just £20 per person thanks to support from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
This is a fantastic opportunity to explore some unique historic buildings and learn about their care and restoration.
To book a place, please contact Steven King: Steven.King@West-Norfolk.gov.uk or 01553 616892
This event is being delivered through the partnership of St Nicholas’ Chapel, Stories of Lynn and St Margaret’s Townscape Heritage Initiative, which are all supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
About St Nicholas’ Chapel, King’s Lynn
The largest Chapel of Ease in the country, St Nicholas’ Chapel in King’s Lynn was originally founded by William Turbe, the third Bishop of Norwich around 1140. The building we see today is mostly the result of a substantial re-building between the late 14th and early 15th centuries, with the sole exception of the tower which dates from around 1225, and was comprehensively reordered in 1852.
The chapel is in the care of The Churches Conservation Trust, the national charity saving historic churches at risk, and in September 2015, it was reopened following a £2.7m regeneration, in partnership with the Friends of St Nicholas’ Chapel and the Heritage Lottery Fund. Since reopening, the chapel has begun a new life as a cultural venue for events, concerts, fairs and exhibitions.
For more see – www.stnicholaskingslynn.org.uk
About The Churches Conservation Trust
The Churches Conservation Trust is the national charity saving historic churches at risk, charged with protecting 347 beautiful church buildings which attract almost 2 million visitors a year. The Trust’s collection includes irreplaceable examples of architecture, archaeology and art from 1,000 years of English history.
The Trust is the operator of the third largest heritage estate in charitable ownership in the UK and has an international award-winning reputation in heritage conservation and regeneration. All churches in the care of The Churches Conservation Trust are listed, mostly Grade I and II*, and some are Scheduled Ancient Monuments.
Without the care of The Churches Conservation Trust, the buildings they look after might have disappeared entirely. Instead they are enjoyed as social, tourism, educational or cultural resources, kept open, in use, and living once again in the heart of communities. All the Trust’s churches remain consecrated and are used for occasional worship.
For more see www.visitchurches.org.uk
About the Heritage Lottery Fund
Thanks to National Lottery players, we invest money to help people across the UK explore, enjoy and protect the heritage they care about – from the archaeology under our feet to the historic parks and buildings we love, from precious memories and collections to rare wildlife. www.hlf.org.uk @heritagelottery @HLFEoE