Guests at the mayor’s reception. Picture: Michael Fysh

West Norfolk Mayor and Mayoress, Nick and Cheryl Daubney, hosted a reception to thank those involved in this year’s Hanse Festival.

Guests were invited to the mayor’s parlour last Thursday for a special thank you event.

The festival was held in King’s Lynn in May and celebrated International Hanse Day and the town’s membership of the new Hanse.

It was an action-packed day with events and activities at King’s Staithe Square, the town hall and other areas of the town.

There was also a parade of flags through the town centre and a regatta on the River Great Ouse.

Mr Daubney applied for, and developed, Lynn’s membership of the Hanseatic League. The town joined in 2006 and Mr Daubney has served as the English Commissioner to the league since that time.