Fundraising Walk - new date added - 4th July 2014
Georgian Lynn and the Brilliant Burney Family – A walk with Dr. Paul Richards 4th July 2014
Meet at St. Nicholas’ Chapel 6.30pm
Tickets £10 per person with a glass of wine at Clifton House
Limited to 30 people – Advance Bookings only from 01553 767557
Due to popular demand Dr Paul Richards has very kindly agreed to run a further ‘Burney’ walk with proceeds going to the King’s Lynn Festival.
This year marks the tercentenary of George I ascending the British throne to open the Georgian Age and the bicentenary of the death of Dr Charles Burney (1726-1814). Charles arrived in Lynn in 1751 to become organist at St Margaret’s. He was soon a ‘star’ in the town and district where “the best families” sought his services as a music tutor, though his work as a historian and composer was paramount.
Dr Burney’s equally famous novelist daughter, Fanny, was born in Chapel Street in 1752. The family moved to High Street and Charles and Fanny were associated with several merchant houses in Georgian Lynn as well as the Town Hall and St Margaret’s. Visits to these significant locations highlight the tour.
The tour ends at Clifton House at 8pm followed by a glass of wine in the garden.
The King’s Lynn Festival is very grateful to the owners of Clifton House - Dr. Simon Thurley & Dr. Anna Keay and Hayes & Storr Solicitors who have kindly sponsored the event.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING THIS EVENT PLEASE CONTACT THE FESTIVAL OFFICE ON 01553 767557.