West Norfolk & King's Lynn Archaeological Society Logo

The story behind the society logo.

The logo was excavated from Site 1016 in Grimston, a face jug, unstratified (After Leah 1994, fig. 59, no. 33). This site is at Pott Row, off Ashwicken Road, Grimston, excavated 1970-1, by Keith Wade. The site yielded evidence of a number of medieval domestic buildings and kilns. There was evidence of pottery production at this location from the later 13th Century (Leah 1994, 122). The pottery sherd with the image used for the logo is dated between 1250 and 1400.

John Nicholls, a member of the Society from its earliest days, was the first to locate medieval pottery kilns (Saxo-Norman and medieval) in 1962 and 1963, off Vong Lane and on Grimston Heath.

In 2013 the society got permission from East Anglian Archaeology and David Gurney, to use the attached image as our logo; hence it is on our t-shirts!

Society Logo: Grimston Ware Face Jug, 1250-1400:


Leah, M. 1994. The Late Saxon and medieval Pottery Industry of Grimston, Norfolk: Excavations 1962-92. Dereham: East Anglian Archaeology No. 64.

Tour of Historic Hardwick Cemetery (Sunday 11th June 2017)

Dr Paul Richards will be conducting a tour called 'Mariners, Merchants and Industrialists' at Hardwick Cemetery starting at the gates at 2pm (Charge £4).

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St Martha's Test Pits (Sunday 25th June 2017: 11am)

Archaeology demonstration at St Martha's Roman Catholic Primary School Summer Fete. The location is off Roseberry Avenue, Field Lane, Gaywood.

Binham History Group(Friday 23rd June to Sunday 25 June 2017: 9am start)

Investigation of an area identified by GeoPhysics and fieldwalking. Test pitsbeing dug over three days, all welcome.

Historic Pubs of Lynn (Friday 23rd June 2017)

Dr Paul Richards will be conducting a tour called 'Historic Pubs in Lynn' starting at True's Yard 6pm (Charge £5).

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Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know? (28th July 2017)

A public illustrated lecture to be held at St. Margaret's Minister, 4:30pm, by Dr. Laura Kalas Williams, Research Associate and Tutor, Department of English, the University Exeter.

Margery Kempe's boisterous mysticism and medicine: uncovered!. Tickets available from True's Yard Fisherfolk Museum £5


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Society Conference (25th November 2017)

Will be held at Marriott's Warehouse Trust, South Quay, King's Lynn, 10:00-17:00, Saturday 25th November. The subject is 'Women in the Archaeology and History of West Norfolk: Female Voices Across Time'. Places are free but limited and may be booked from True's Yard Fisherfolk Museum