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The City of London Livery Company for the Communications and Content Industries


22 MAY 2023

Court trip 2023

East Anglia was the location for this year’s Court trip when members and their partners enjoyed a stay in the seaside village of Old Hunstanton in Norfolk.

From there the group visited Wisbech, the capital of the Fens – the home town of the Master, Moira Sleight – enjoying a tour of the Wisbech and Fenland Museum, where they were shown some of the treasures in the manuscript and book collection.

During the Second World War the Stationers’ School was evacuated to Wisbech and held lessons at Wisbech Grammar School and in gratitude the Stationers’ Company awarded the town its Silver Medal.  The group visited the Town Council Chamber and saw the medal, before walking down the famous Georgian street called the North Brink to the current site of Wisbech Grammar School, where they had lunch, heard a student perform Shakespeare and were given a tour of the premises.

That evening, back in Old Hunstanton, a lively band provided entertainment at a beachside venue.

The next morning the group members visited King’s Lynn, where appropriately in the year of the 400th anniversary of the publication of Shakespeare’s First Folio their trip included a visit to St George’s Guildhall, where Shakespeare is believed to have acted.

In the afternoon the group went to the seaside town of Hunstanton where they ventured out on the Wash to see the seals that live there. Many members of the court were later spotted on the promenade enjoying the gastronomic delights of a seaside resort town such as ice-cream, hot doughnuts and sweets.

In the photo Master Moira Sleight is pictured presenting a plaque to the Headmaster of Wisbech Grammar School, Barnaby Rimmer, to commemorate the visit of members of the Court to the school.