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Trading ship replica to dock in King’s Lynn for Hanse festival

PUBLISHED: 08:00 29 April 2015 | UPDATED: 11:10 29 April 2015

Launch of the 2015 Hanse Festival at the King's Lynn Custom House. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Launch of the 2015 Hanse Festival at the King's Lynn Custom House. Picture: Matthew Usher.

© Archant Norfolk 2015

A replica of a 14th century trading ship will dock in King’s Lynn for a weekend of festivities to celebrate the town’s medieval heritage in shipping and trading.

The Kamper Kogge will arrive from the Netherlands for the King’s Lynn Hanse Festival on May 16 and 17, and visitors will be able to tour the vessel to experience life for medieval seafaring traders in Hanseatic times.

The festival will also mark the town’s 10th anniversary as a member of the new Hanse, which intends to revive these traditional customs for modern day business.

Ostap Paparega, economic development and regeneration manager for West Norfolk Council, said: “Countries across the Hanseatic area are invited to celebrate International Hanse Day on May 16.

“As this year is the 10th anniversary of our membership we have planned our most ambitious Hanse Festival yet.”

Various themed activities will take place around the historic quarter and Quayside including a medieval procession, music and dancing and there will be food and drink. Fireworks at the South Quay Pontoons at 10pm will close the festival on Saturday.

King’s Lynn historian Dr Paul Richards said: “Lynn was a major destination in medieval times, especially for German ships coming to England for items such as cloth, ale and tin. From the Baltic, they would bring furs, wax, iron and tar with them. It’s very exciting we’re back reconnecting with these cities we once had a flourishing trade with.”

More information is available at www.kingslynnhansefestival.co.uk.

•Has the revival of these traditional networks helped your business? Email louise.hepburn@archant.co.uk

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