Hundreds enjoy free waterfront festival in King’s Lynn

By | May 21, 2018

The Hanse Regatta on the Ouse in King’s Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

Last Sunday, hundreds of people took part in the Hanse Festival in King’s Lynn to celebrate the town’s maritime heritage.

The day began with a flag parade through the town, with musicians and singers dressed in medieval costume leading the parade from Tuesday Market Place to King’s Staithe Square.

Spectators followed the sound of music through the town with some bringing their own flags to add to the colourful mix.

On a warm, sunny Sunday, crowds of revellers gathered along the South Quay to watch the rowing race and Royal Regatta on the Great Ouse.

Long-haired pirates and merchants were spotted around the town with many taking part in the free guided walks starting from True’s Yard Museum.

The community turned out to enjoy the numerous activities at the festival which included a Hanseatic treasure trail, archery at St Nicholas Chapel and falconry at the Hanse House.

Live music was performed throughout the afternoon by bands Nelson’s Shantymen, The Fried Pirates and DixieMix.

Story from the Eastern Daily Press.