West Norfolk & King's Lynn Archaeology Society on TV

Expedition Unknown

This is an American TV series and travels to various parts of the world to investigate a range of historical events or places. While the focus is on entertainment, the topics covered can provide the TV audience with some insights into portions of history and, in addition to the 'fun' element, also includes serious input from national experts on the subjects covered.

The society have been involved in two of these programmes, and our members were able to carry out useful archeological investigations as part of the program. Sadly most archaeology is hard and detailed work and doesn't make for great TV, so the clips of what the society were able to do were quite brief but still would have given the viewers an insight to what goes on during an archeogical investigation.

The Tv progarmmes are on YouTube and can be viewed free at the following web-addresses:-

King John's Treasure

The Boudica Revolt

More about the Expedition Unknown production unit can be found here: The Travel Channel - Expedition Unknown

Lecture Programme

The program of lectures for the next season can now be found under the 'Lectures' tab above.

Kettlewell Lane

Socially distanced visit and picnic

A successful picnic/guided visit to Kettlewell Lane and Littleport Street occurred on the first Sunday in October. But, at present no further events are organised.

WNKLAS In The News

The society has been in the local Newspapers recently in coverage of the conference to celebrate our 50year anniversary and also the presentation to John Smallwood one of the founders.

Press Article


King John's Treasure

The society's investigation of a local farm contributed to a programme made for US television as part of the Expedition Unknown series. This systematic survey of an area that was a likely route for the Royal Treasure was also the subject of a recent lecture evening.

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The TV Programmes