Show to mark explorer's birth

By George, He Did It! - that's the title of an entertainment being staged at King's Lynn this month for the town's Captain Vancouver Festival marking the 250th anniversary of the birth of the Lynn-born explorer.

By George, He Did It! - that's the title of an entertainment being staged at King's Lynn this month for the town's Captain Vancouver Festival marking the 250th anniversary of the birth of the Lynn-born explorer.

The programme of words and music was devised by Richard Morley of Terrington St John and originally performed in 1997 on the 200th anniversary of Vancouver's death at Petersham, Surrey where he is buried.

It was also presented in Lynn as part of the fund raising for the Vancouver statue which stands at the Purfleet.

Now it is to be staged at Lynn Town Hall on June 21 at 7.30pm. The performance, accompanied by appropriate music and songs, takes the form of a description of Vancouver's life and his epic voyage of discovery when he surveyed and mapped the North-West coast of America and Canada.


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Six performers - readers Richard Morley, Wendy Lloyd, Jean Garbutt and Giles Adams and singers John Torr and Mark Simnett - will be accompanied by pianist Anne Greeves. The director is Keith Hutton and tickets can be obtained from the King's Lynn Arts Centre on 01553 779095.

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