Search

Conference will examine the role of the railway in the history of King’s Lynn

09:25 18 April 2014

Railway staff at Kings Lynn station.

Railway staff at Kings Lynn station.

It’s being held at Marriott’s Warehouse on the South Quay from Friday, April 25 to Sunday, April 27.

shares

The event begins with a talk by archaeologist Dr Clive Bond, chair of the West Norfolk and King’s Lynn Archaeological Society, on industrial archaeology Lynn, the port and the railways in the late 1980s.

This will be followed by the chance to view railway memorabilia provided by the B17 Locomotive Trust and Trevor Nunn’s East Lynn to Nunstanton model railway.

On the Saturday there will be a series of lectures, starting at 10am, including presentations by the B17 Locomotive Trust, which hopes to rebuild a replica of the Great Eastern Railway steam engine.

Ian Legg, head of revenue at First Capital Connect, will be speaking about King’s Lynn station’s recent period regeneration project.

There will be stalls and exhibitions running on the second floor throughout the day and on the Sunday.

Dr Paul Richards, chair of the Marriott’s Warehouse Trust, said: “The coming of the railways in the 1840s sounded the death knell of East Anglian coastal and river traffic upon which the Wash depended.

“Then new docks and railways together revived the trade of Lynn and Boston in the 1870s and 1880s, and sparked modest industrial revolutions.”

Dr Bond said: “This conference weekend will explore the relation between, Lynn, the Port and the Railways, from the 1840s, to the present with First Capital Connect’s refurbishment of our beautiful Great Eastern Railway Victorian Station”.

Admission to the event, sponsored by First capital Connect, is free. 
For more details on the event click here.

go to www.marriottswarehousetrust.co.uk

shares

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Eastern Daily Press visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Eastern Daily Press staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Eastern Daily Press account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Most Read

Campaigns

Most Commented

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 18°C

min temp: 11°C

Listen to the latest weather forecast

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the EDP
digital edition

Subscribe

Broads Outdoor Festival

cover

Enjoy the Broads
Outdoor Festival
digital edition

Read

Eating Out in the Broads

cover

Enjoy the Eating Out
in the Broads
digital edition

Read

Great Days Out

cover

Enjoy the Great Days
Out digital edition

Read