Hanse Festival events in King’s Lynn on Saturday and Sunday. Pictures: Kevin Elfleet.

The clocks were turned back to medieval times in King’s Lynn at the weekend for the annual Hanse Festival.

The streets were packed with visitors and outdoor entertainment which included a fire-eating act and a grand parade.

The event celebrated International Hanse Day as well as the town’s rich merchant history and membership of the new Hanse.

Activities were held in the Hanse House at South Quay including a medieval market, arts demonstrations, crafts, archery and dancing.

Actors in costume helped to bring history to life through performances and displays.

Musical events were also staged at venues in the town as part of the celebrations and there were special history walks and talks.

Saturday evening at King’s Staithe Square there was a barbecue, musical entertainment and a fireworks display to round-off the night.

Activities for youngsters were also held in the town hall and there was a special trail around the Stories of Lynn exhibition.

Pictured: Hanse Festival events in King’s Lynn on Saturday and Sunday. Pictures: Kevin Elfleet.