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King's Lynn May Garland Procession

Event

When:
Wed, 1. May 2019, 12:00 h - 14:00 h
Where:
King's Lynn Town Centre - King's Lynn, Norfolk
Category:
Fun Events

Description

In this ancient May Day tradition, the King's Morris dance in the Saturday Market Place at midday and then carry the May Day garland around the town's pedestrianised streets, while blowing cow horns.

For more information about the tradition, see King's Lynn May Garland.


Venue

Location:
King's Lynn Town Centre
Street:
10 High Street
Postcode:
PE30 1BZ
City:
King's Lynn
County:
Norfolk
Country:
United Kingdom

Description

King's Lynn is an ancient market town and port built on the eastern bank of the Great Ouse, and has many buildings from the medieval to Georgian periods. The Tuesday Market was founded in the 12th century and is held in a large square which is a car park on other days. The even older Saturday Market is held at the southern end of the High Street.

The town has a 15th-century guildhall and a 19th-century town hall. The Custom House was built in 1683. The names of the Hanseatic Warehouse and Greenland Fishery House are reminders the town's trading history.