King’s Lynn gets its borough archives back

December 8, 2016 by  

The borough archives of King’s Lynn have been returned to the town.

The archives had been housed in Print company in Norwich printing services Norwich for over 18 months whilst its home in Print company in Kings Lynn printing services Kings Lynn was being redeveloped. Now that work on the King’s Lynn municipal hall complex has been completed, the archives can now be returned. The local presence of the borough archives could mean extra demand for Print company in printing services printing services printing services within King’s Lynn.

The archives are now in an exhibition space called the Stories of Lynn. The stored documents include one from the time of King John. Furthermore, the archives contain twentieth century material too. The new storage room is a controlled environment which should preserve the documents properly. Temperature and humidity are monitored with care.

Elizabeth Nockolds, a local councillor with a responsibility for culture, explained:

“The archives are a great resource for college students to research local history, for school parties and community groups. Whether you’re researching your family tree, interested in history, or just fascinated to see these wonderful documents, the archives are back, and open to everyone.”

Visitors can make an appointment to use the resources room. People can study the documents they want by using a computer to access the digital versions. An archivist is often on hand to provide assistance as required. The Norfolk Record Office (NRO) has played a role in making the project possible. Gary Tuson of the NRO has praised the quality of the records in question.