Lecture Programme Winter 2023/24

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By Prof. Claire Jowitt FEA, FRHistS, FHEA,
School of History, University of East Anglia

In 1682 a royal ship carrying the heir to the English throne ran aground and sank off the Norfolk coast. The wreck was discovered by two brothers in 2007 and has remained a closely kept secret until now.

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By Dr Richard Hoggett,
Freelance Heritage Consultant
King's Lynn

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By Dr Eleanor Blakelock,
Site Director, Sedgeford Historical and Archaeological Project

This malthouse complex has been under excavation for five years and it has been hard work, but the evidence points to Trench 23 being the only known Anglo-Saxon malthouse. In fact the evavations exposed a number of the component parts of the malting process, which means that the site was used over a number of years and was built and rebuilt a number of times over that period.

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By Eilise McGuane MA, MUBC PGDip, IHBC,
Listing Adviser, Historic England, Cambridge

Lecturer Profile

A lecture on how the historic assets within Kings Lynn and West Norfolk are recorded and protected.

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By Kathryn Blackbourn, BA Hons, ACIfA,
Project Officer, Oxford Archaeology East, Cambridge

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By Dr Andrew Rogerson,
Retired Principal Archaeologist, formerly Norfolk Historic Environment Service,
Norfolk Count Council, Fransham .

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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