Kings Lynn Civis Society Norfolk

5th October 2017

The Disappearing English Pub

Jeff Hoyle

How the loss of local pubs in our towns and villages has changed our social lives within living memory.

2nd November 2017

Another Brick in the Wall

Kim Leonard

We see them every day, but bricks are essential to our built environment and have a fascinating history in all their variety.

7th December 2017

The Remembrances of Elizabeth Freke 1641–1714

Charlotte Paton

Elizabeth lived in West Bilney – an astonishing life of turmoil and trouble. She spent much time and money on the repair of St Cecelia's Church, which led to quarrels with the Bishop of Norwich, part of her interesting life as frequently deserted wife and strong-willed estate owner.

1st February 2018

Cavaliere and Virtuoso: Thomas Coke and the Grand Tour

Anne Roberts

8th February 2018 4.30--6.30


Tea for Trees, GroundWork Gallery, Purfleet St, King's Lynn


Come to a tea, cake and drinks party to fund a new tree in King's Lynn. Have your name associated with a new tree for only £65. Sites have been identified and planting is planned for March.

Sorry, the March lecture has been cancelled due to bad weather.

1st March 2018

Talking Trees

John Fleetwood

Trees offer so much in enhancing the town and landscape and our environment. The Civic Society is a leading member of a new tree strategy group for Lynn.

5th April 2018

WakeHereward Project

David Maile

Join Hereward's champion, historian David Maile, who will talk about the project to raise the profile of Hereward the Wake across his native Fenland, the English resistance to Norman rule and the cultural impact of Hereward the Wake in the 19th century.

24th May 2018

AGM – speaker to be decided

All lectures at Thoresby College, South Quay at 7.30. Members free. Visitors £2

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Contact details
Alison Gifford
19B Queen Street
King's Lynn
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01553 763983
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