Hog roast will help float historic King’s Lynn fishing boat

A hog roast is being staged in June to raise funds for the restoration of historic King's Lynn fishing boat the Baden Powell.

Charity the King's Lynn Worfolk Boat Trust has been formed to oversee work on the wooden boat, which was built on the Nar and is the last surviving doubled-ended Wash cockle vessel.

It hopes the Baden Powell will be able to set sail again and be moored on the Ouse near the Green Quay, on pontoons West Norfolk council is planning to install on the river.

The hog roast is being held at Terrington St John on Saturday, June 18 (7.30pm). As well as a roast with all the trimmings, there will also be sea shanties and dancing and a chance to see how work is progressing on the boat.

Tickets, priced �20, are available from Tim Clayton Jewellery, 23 Chapel Street, King's Lynn PE30 1EG 01553 772329.

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