Heritage Open Day will be returning to King’s Lynn next weekend – and will be joined by the borough’s first classic car show.
Buildings from the South Gate to the Greenland Fishery will all be open to the public for the day from 10am to 4pm.
The Town Band will be in The Walks, there will be rifle drill on Purfleet Quay, exhibitions at the Arts Centre, Hanse House, True’s Yard, All Saints Church and Lynn Museum and plenty of other attractions.
There will also be a veteran bus giving free rides to visitors to some of the places out of the town centre, including the Hardwick Cemetery where there will be guided walks.
The route has been adapted because of the current closure of the Saturday Market Place to traffic.
The Tuesday Market Place air raid shelters will be open to visitors and there will be Baroque dance at the Town Hall and art installations around the town.
Running alongside the Heritage Open Day will be the Classic Card Day which has more than 200 vehicles parking on the Tuesday Market Place for the day.
It is the town’s first show and interest proved so great that the venue was changed from the South Quay to accommodate the 208 cars on show, including the Cooper Car made in South Lynn in the early 1900s.
The West Lynn ferry will be running and trips are £1 for adults and 50p for children from the Ferry Lane jetty on the half-hour.
The town has had a ferry since 1285 when the nearest bridge was at Wiggenhall St German’s.
West Norfolk Mayor Barry Ayres will be ‘at home’ in the Town Hall raising money for his chosen charities with tea and coffees.
There will also be an exhibition of painting by John Horton and the Baroque Dance Unmasked will also be performing.
King’s Lynn Camera Club will be holding an exhibition at the Hanse House and there will be a walk through the building with historian Dr Paul Richards at noon.
The Greenland Fishery, Bridge Street, dates back to 1605 and guides will be in period costume for the day.
Groups of 12 people at a time will be able to take a bell tower tour of Lynn’s historic Minster (no under-11s).
Three gardens will be open at Hampton Court, Priory Lane Cottages and the Arts Centre.
The town’s Arts Centre will be hosting a range of exhibitions and there will be the chance to look backstage at the Corn Exchange
Entry to all the buildings is free. and the event has been organised by King’s Lynn Civic Society working with a variety of groups including West Norfolk Council, businesses, the town guides and Friends groups.
Parking in council car parks will be £1 for all day as part of the event.
Full details and the brochure for the day are available from the Tourist Information Centre, London Road library and the Corn Exchange.