Yarmouth’s colourful maritime past takes centre stage at Minster

Paintings by Ernie Childs will supplement a talk being staged at Great Yarmouth Minster. Photos: Ern

Paintings by Ernie Childs will supplement a talk being staged at Great Yarmouth Minster. Photos: Ernie Childs - Credit: Archant

Some of Ernie Child's biggest, boldest and brightest canvases will add atmosphere to a nostalgia talk taking place in Yarmouth Minster.

Paintings by Ernie Childs will supplement a talk being staged at Great Yarmouth Minster. Photos: Ern

Paintings by Ernie Childs will supplement a talk being staged at Great Yarmouth Minster. Photos: Ernie Childs - Credit: Archant

The potter and painter is well-known for his vibrant paintings, harking back to his maritime childhood and seafaring tales that infused the family.

The historic Rows and bustling quayside of yesteryear continue to be his inspiration and the starting point for his talk.

The talk on Friday October 6 called Fishing, The Rows, and More starts at 7pm with a preview at 6pm.

The paintings will be on show until October 15, for the Blessing of the Nets Service and herring supper, a ceremony that has been revived in recent years by Mr Childs who is deeply connected with the sea.

Ernie Childs from the Great Yarmouth Potteries with two of the painted pottery barrels made and deco

Ernie Childs from the Great Yarmouth Potteries with two of the painted pottery barrels made and decorated by children from schools around the borough. The project forms a heritage trail around many landmark buildings around the town. Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press � 2016


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To book for the talk which includes fish and chips, or the nets's service and supper visit the Minster cafe or call Karen Childs on 01493 858862.

All proceeds to the Minster.

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