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
Snapshots of a town’s four-legged history are going on show at a new exhibition.
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.
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 exhibition, opened today, runs until Friday, May 4.
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