Classic Car Day returns for 2015

The King’s Lynn Classic Car Day is set to make a welcome return to the Tuesday Market Place this September after a successful inaugural year. Last year the event attracted over 200 exhibitors and saw iconic vehicles like a Model T Ford, e-type Jaguar and Ford Mustang on display alongside the Cooper Car – the […]

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Water ski racing on the Ouse!

King’s Lynn’s historic waterfront will once again be buzzing with activity this summer when Hunstanton Ski Club host their first ever Hanseatic Ski Race on the River Great Ouse. Never before has Formula 1, 2 and 3 water ski racing taken place on this river. In fact, racing on rivers is quite rare, with most […]

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Magna Carta Drama ~ In Pictures

The culmination of the Magna Carta 800 weekend was an historic dramatisation, held on the Tuesday Market Place, in which King John seals the Magna Carta after a heated debate with his barons, followed by the King taking a symbolic toast of tea with the Borough Mayor and Mayoress.

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Marking Magna Carta ~ 2 day event

This weekend (Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 June) King’s Lynn’s will host a range of free medieval themed activities as it marks the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta – the document which laid the foundations for modern rights and freedoms. Cllr Elizabeth Nockolds, Cabinet Member for Culture, Heritage and Health, said: “The Magna Carta […]

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Monday Evening Walks with the Town Guides

Every summer the King’s Lynn Town Guides produce a special programme of walks on Monday evenings, covering a wide range of historical topics. The walks are especially aimed at local people who may not be able to take part in the daytime walks because of work or other commitments. This year’s programme lasts throughout June […]

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Special spitfire mosaic workshops

Families are being invited to take part in two special mosaic workshops to help decorate a model spitfire. The workshops are being held ahead of the launch of a trail of the famous planes which will be on display throughout the town from next month until September. 42 F King’s Lynn Squadron Air Training Corps […]

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Picnic on the Park 2015 – Fun for all the family

Popular free family event Picnic on the Park is back for another year on Saturday June 6. The local community event, held at Wootton Park, includes lots of live music from local bands and singers, charity and craft stalls, food, drinks, local cake makers, fun fair rides, laser games, demonstrations and a dog show. The […]

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Two day Magna Carta event

King’s Lynn will mark the 800th anniversary of the granting of Magna Carta by King John in a two-day event taking place on 13 & 14 June. The Tuesday Market Place will be transformed into a hive of medieval activity with falconry displays, craft demonstrations and historical characters including an archer, storyteller and of course […]

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Unlocking eight centuries of King’s Lynn history

King’s Lynn Town Hall and Gaol House is about to be revitalised, revealing hundreds of years of the town’s history through its archives and objects. A new exhibition ‘Stories of King’s Lynn’ will transform the Town Hall complex, including Trinity Guildhall and the three story Gaol House, showcasing the bejewelled King John’s Cup, amongst many […]

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King’s Lynn work experience leads to dream job for Hannah

A two-week work experience placement on a housing regeneration programme in King’s Lynn has resulted in a dream job in construction for 20-year-old Hannah Hewitt from Friday Bridge, near Wisbech. Hannah has just joined East Anglia affordable housing developer and regeneration specialist Lovell as a management trainee. Hannah secured the role after impressing the firm […]

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Get healthy with free summer walks programme

With the bluebells out and spring rapidly heading into summer, Fit Together have launched their programme of free summer walks and they are hoping that beginners will take that first step to join them. Walking co-ordinator at the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk Jackie Squires explained: “Walking works. It’s a great way […]

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Bus station to close for 5 days

King’s Lynn Bus station is to close for 5 days while resurfacing takes place. Contractors and operators have agreed that the best option is to close the bus station to vehicles for a five-day period and resurface the whole area in one go. Not only will this reduce the overall length of time that bus […]

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VIDEO ~ Creative Studios at the College of West Anglia

Creative studios, situated within the College of West Anglia campus in King’s Lynn, is the home of Springboard TV. The music and TV recording studios offer cutting edge industry standard facilities for students training for a career in the visual and performing arts. The studios will play host to the national heat for the Worldskills […]

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Hunstanton receives Blue Flag and Seaside Award

The news that Hunstanton’s main beach has received a coveted Blue Flag Award has been greeted with much delight in the resort. Blue Flag and Seaside Awards are given by Keep Britain Tidy and are awarded to beaches that meet the very highest standards of cleanliness and provide excellent information and facilities. Cllr Nick Daubney, […]

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PICTURES ~ Hansa Festival

All Photos: John Beck

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VIDEO ~ Kamper Kogge arrives in Lynn

The Dutch vessel Kamper Kogge arrives at the pontoons on Thursday afternoon, ready for the Hanseatic Festival Weekend. Cameraman: Alan Taylor Shearer for King’s Lynn Online Produced in association with Dutch website

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