Pupils receive booklet about Monument

Great Yarmouth Museums have given out thousands of free copies of a booklet about the Nelson's Monument to local school children.The colourful and informative booklets have been received by over 10,000 children as part of a programme of events to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the Great Yarmouth Town Charter and the renovation of Nelson's monument.

Great Yarmouth Museums have given out thousands of free copies of a booklet about the Nelson's Monument to local school children.

The colourful and informative booklets have been received by over 10,000 children as part of a programme of events to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the Great Yarmouth Town Charter and the renovation of Nelson's monument.

James Steward, area museum's officer, said: “The borough's charter celebrations have done much to promote the town's museums and unique historic sites this year. We considered this a great opportunity to promote a particular aspect of our proud heritage to local schools.”

The booklet has been created as part of a package of learning resources linked to the renovation of the monument by the Norfolk Historic Buildings Trust, working in partnership with Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service, The Norfolk Nelson Museum and Great Yarmouth Borough Council.


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The project was made possible by funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the European regional development fund.

Teachers resource packs with information about the monument and the historic seafront are available from the Time and Tide Museum and the Nelson Museum. There is also a website complete with panoramic views from the top of the monument. - www.nelsonmonument.org.uk.

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The picture shows Bridget Gardner, English teacher at Lynn Grove High with head boy Steven Williams, head girl Victoria Clayton and Annette Bowles, learning resources co-ordinator.

Guided tours and events are planned throughout the summer and early autumn culminating in a Trafalgar Day event in October. For details contact the Norfolk Nelson Museum on 01493 850698.

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