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Registered charity no: 1101087



The cross at the
top of the Green



One of the town
plaques installed
by this Society



Our Activities

The Society is represented on the Borough Councilís Conservation Areas Advisory Panel
(CAAP). An example of our input via CAAP and regular meetings with council officers is the
adoption of the new green and gold colour scheme of Hunstantonís street furniture.

The Society also regularly works with Kingís Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council and is
involved with its review of Hunstantonís conservation area that will be passed to public
consultation. It is concerned with recommending appropriate changes and identifying
elements that should be afforded special protection in the interests of preserving
Hunstanton's Heritage in perpetuity.

Past achievements:

A Heritage Trails leaflet was produced and published in 2005 by HCS to enable
residents and visitors to understand and appreciate the history of Hunstanton.
(please go to publications for more information)

The Society replanted The Garden of Rest at St Edmundís Chapel near the
lighthouse. It was originally created to commemorate local men who fell in
action during the First World War and included a seat in memory of Edith Cavell
who was shot for helping Allied soldiers escape from Belgium.

One of our initiatives in 2007 was the placing of plaques on buildings of
importance to the heritage of Hunstanton and Old Hunstanton.
(please go to publications for more information)

Latest activities: The Society has created seven interpretation boards which are
located around Hunstanton, informing visitors and residents of the history of
the town in relation to the buildings they see on the boards.

In December 2015 the Society organised the relocating of the 'Mercy Gray' shelter from Chapel Bank to the junction of Lighthouse Lane and Lighthouse Close. This has been done with financial support from Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Sustainable Development Fund, Borough Council of Kings Lynn and West Norfolk, Hunstanton Town Council and most importantly Old Hunstanton Parish Council who allowed us to relocate it as well as contributing what it would have cost to have it disposed of (which is what was planned a few years ago). There have also been fund raising efforts by Andrew Murray, John Smith and Tony Armstrong and donations from various people including Mrs Gill Durne.