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True’s Yard exhibition shows practical pets and animal tales of King’s Lynn

PUBLISHED: 11:28 08 March 2018 | UPDATED: 11:30 08 March 2018

The new Practical Pets and Animal Tales exhibition at True's Yard opens on Thursday. Picture: Ian Burt

The new Practical Pets and Animal Tales exhibition at True's Yard opens on Thursday. Picture: Ian Burt

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Snapshots of a town’s four-legged history are going on show at a new exhibition.

The new Practical Pets and Animal Tales exhibition at True's Yard opens on Thursday. Picture: Ian BurtThe new Practical Pets and Animal Tales exhibition at True's Yard opens on Thursday. Picture: Ian Burt

They include private Royal moments from the 1920s and 30s, as King George VI pets a retriever on a shoot at Sandringham, and George V and Queen Mary with a basket of racing pigeons.

The collection at True’s Yard, in King’s Lynn, includes sheep being driven across the Cut Bridge and down the London Road in King’s Lynn. Fisherman Edward ‘Turks’ Pratt and rows into Lynn with his dog keeping watch in the bow.

A photograph of King George V features in the new Practical Pets and Animal Tales exhibition at True's Yard. Picture: Ian BurtA photograph of King George V features in the new Practical Pets and Animal Tales exhibition at True's Yard. Picture: Ian Burt

Horses also feature prominently - both the horse-drawn buses which once served Lynn and the team which hauled Hunstanton lifeboat to launch.

Museum manager Lindsey Bavin said: “This will be a light-hearted exhibition perfect for animal lovers and families looking for something to do in the Easter holidays.”

The new Practical Pets and Animal Tales exhibition at True's Yard opens on Thursday. Picture: Ian BurtThe new Practical Pets and Animal Tales exhibition at True's Yard opens on Thursday. Picture: Ian Burt

The exhibition, opened today, runs until Friday, May 4.

A fisherman rows into Lynn accompanied by his dog. Picture: True's YardA fisherman rows into Lynn accompanied by his dog. Picture: True's Yard

Hunstanton Lifeboat is launched by horse power. Picture: true's YardHunstanton Lifeboat is launched by horse power. Picture: true's Yard

A wildfowler on the marshes with his dog. Picture: True's YardA wildfowler on the marshes with his dog. Picture: True's Yard

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