Meet the Team at King’s Lynn Town Hall and Stories of Lynn

At King’s Lynn Town Hall and Stories of Lynn we pride ourselves on customer excellence.

Meet our dedicated team and find out a little more about their stories!

Samantha King

Samantha King

Operations Manager

Sam is the Operations Manager for King’s Lynn Town Hall and Stories of Lynn, and has been in post since 2014, but has been part of the Borough Council since 2001.
Sam is responsible for the day to day operations of both facilities, and still gets goose bumps every time she walks into our beautiful venue! You can often find her dealing with brides and grooms, organising our bookings, and leading her great team like a trooper!
In her free time, Sam loves spending time with her family, and she can often be seen getting her "fit" on in the gym.

David Hobbs

David Hobbs

Caretaker
Tim Jay

Tim Jay

Caretaker

Tim is one of our caretakers at King’s Lynn Town Hall, and has worked at the Borough Council since 2001.
Tim can often be found setting up for events, carrying out maintenance tasks with his trusty tools in hand, and front of house, suited and booted at weddings.
In his spare time Tim loves spending time with his family, trying his hand at DIY, and showing off his culinary skills, mostly through BBQ’s! He is never happier than when relaxing in front of the TV with a much loved cuppa!

Bob Price

Bob Price

Stories of Lynn Supervisor

Bob started at the Town Hall Complex when Stories of Lynn was known as Tales of the Old Gaol House in April 2004, and so far he has been unable to escape!
Bob is our Stories of Lynn Supervisor, and is on hand to meet and greet visitors to the Museum, and to make sure that they have an enjoyable and worthwhile experience.
Bob is also a Town Guide, and his historical knowledge of the town helps many of our visitors.
Outside of work Bob loves Sport, but nowadays it is confined to reading and watching!

Jackie Lorraine

Jackie Lorraine

Stories of Lynn Front of House

Jackie works on Front of House, at Stories of Lynn, Museum and Gaol House, and looks after visitors for three days a week, introducing the museum to newcomers, keeping everything spic and span and providing refreshments.
Jackie has worked at Stories since July last year. In her leisure time she enjoys walks by the seaside.

Ruth Farnan

Ruth Farnan

Stories of Lynn Learning and engagement officer

Ruth is our resident learning and engagement officer, she joined Stories of Lynn two years ago, having worked for Norfolk Museums Service learning team since 2010. She finds her role as Learning & Engagement Officer varied and interesting, and enjoys sharing with visitors the beautiful objects and fascinating stories that are held in the collections. In her spare time she loves to get lost in a good book.

Luke Shackell

Luke Shackell

King’s Lynn Borough Archivist

Luke manages the King’s Lynn Borough Archives in Stories of Lynn as a Trainee Archivist. Luke began working as an Archive Assistant for the Norfolk Record Office in August 2016, after eighteen months volunteering in Archiving, and began his role at Stories of Lynn in December 2016.
You may find him helping a researcher find relevant documents in the catalogue, looking through Quarter Session entries with a volunteer for interesting crimes, or staring quizzically at a text book!
Otherwise he might be planning how to win, the next time he is at a ‘Beer and Board games’ evening with his friends!

Dayna Woolbright

Curatorial Advisor

Dayna has worked for Norfolk Museums Service since 2010. In 2014 she secured the role of curatorial assistant at the Lynn Museum, King’s Lynn. In January 2016 Dayna seconded to the Stories of Lynn Project to oversee the final three months of the exhibition install. Dayna remains very involved with the Stories of Lynn exhibition in her role as curatorial advisor.