Explore Wells-next-the-Sea: A Heritage Art Trail from Shore to Sea, and Back Again

The Wells Maltings Trust, with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, is organising a year-long Heritage Art Trail which will be part of our opening festivities for the Wells Maltings in the heart of the Wells in spring of 2018. People of the Shore and Sea Trail organised by the Wells Maltings will feature East.. read more →

Ahoy All Pirates

“Ahoy There ! All Ye Smugglers and Landlubbers” The Festival is back on!! 15th – 17th September 2017 2017 Weekend Line-up CONTACT CAPTAIN GREYBEARD FOR MORE DETAILS – pirategreybeard2017@gmail.com 07396101204 Friday 15th September – Sponsored by Holkham Estate The Smugglers Ball Details and venue to be confirmed Band back by popular demand “Chest of Pogs”   Saturday 16th.. read more →

Community Banner Makers Day – Monday 24th July

Teacher and freelance designer, Amanda Moffat, has won the commission to create a large community banner to fill a permanent display position in the newly refurbished Wells Maltings when it reopens in the Spring of 2018. The brief demands the imaginative use of a range of textile styles to create a visually engaging banner depicting.. read more →

Time Was On Thursday 21st September at 7.00pm at The Sackhouse

Saltmarsh Coast Heritage Programme A new Series of events exploring and celebrating North Norfolk’s Saltmarsh Coast Presentation and panel discussion on the history of shipbuilding and shipping on the Saltmarsh Coast Tickets for events £2.50 book online www.wellsmaltings.org.uk or call 01328 710885 read more →

Little Ships on Thursday July 20th at 7.00pm at The Sackhouse

Saltmarsh Coast Heritage Programme A new Series of events exploring and celebrating North Norfolk’s Saltmarsh Coast Presentation and panel discussion on recreational sailing and boating on the Saltmarsh Coast Tickets for events £2.50 book online www.wellsmaltings.org.uk or call 01328 710885   read more →

The Landmark Cowls Return

The Cowls on the Maltings, once such a recognisable landmark for the town of Wells-Next-the-Sea, are Back! The cowls were originally used to help regulate the flow of air from the drying furnaces. The hot dry air from the furnace would dry the germinated cereal grains brought to the Maltings. This would produce malted grains that would.. read more →

Express Yourself through Textiles!

Mark your calendars for the quilting bee that will be held at the Sackhouse Sunday May 28th and Monday May 29th from 10 to 4 over two days of the Bank Holiday Weekend. Come and stitch in time as the Wells Beach Hut Quilt will be on a frame.  Imagine 8 women at a time.. read more →

Lucy Lavers on Thursday June 22nd at 7.00pm at The Sackhouse

The presentation will feature Lucy Lavers’s history as a working lifeboat, her participation in the Dunkirk Evacuation in May-June 1940, her later history, her eventual restoration at Rescue Wooden Boats at Stiffkey under the direction of David Hewitt, her current home in Wells Harbour and her return to Dunkirk in the 75th Anniversary of the.. read more →

Community Banner Project

The Wells Maltings Trust is flexing our creative muscles with a call to make an artist designed Community Banner of “People of the Shore and Sea! To do this, we are looking for makers, embroidery sewers, quilters, fabric artists. Step One!   Make a quilt to raffle as a fundraiser for the Wells Community Banner.. read more →

Community Play about the life of Sam Peel

As part of the activities for the Heritage Lottery whilst the Maltings is under development we have a range of activities and exciting projects which may interest you.  One of these projects is a play about the life of Sam Peel, a man that many locals would argue shaped Wells and tackled many social problems… read more →