Storyteller Maureen to reveal what happened to King John’s treasure when he visited Wisbech

Maureen James

Maureen James - Credit: Archant

A tale of what ‘really’ happened to King John’s treasure, after he visited Wisbech on his way from King’s Lynn to Swineshead in 1216, will be shared by storyteller Maureen James.

A tale of what ‘really’ happened to King John’s treasure, after he visited Wisbech on his way from King’s Lynn to Swineshead in 1216, will be shared by storyteller Maureen James.

The tale is one of many from the area included in Maureen’s latest book Cambridgeshire Folk Tales.

The Wisbech Library event, on November 18, is one of a series that will be taking place in the county over the next few weeks.

Tickets for the event, which runs from 7-9pm, cost £2 (including refreshments) and are available from Wisbech Library or by calling 0345 045 5225.

The Cambridgeshire Folk Tales book, which is published by The History Press, is available online or from bookshops including Waterstones and W H Smiths.

Alison England, community engagement librarian, and organiser of the library sessions, said “The variety of history, readings and storytelling makes for a thoroughly entertaining evening.

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“Maureen’s extensive research into Cambridgeshire’s folk tales is commendable and the new book must be essential reading for anyone interested in this county’s history.”

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