Meet the Team at Stories of Lynn

At Stories of Lynn we pride ourselves on customer excellence and making your visit most enjoyable

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

Sam Jay

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 building!

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!

Rachael Williams

Learning and Engagement Officer

Rachael Williams joined the Stories of Lynn in October 2017 as the Learning and Engagement Officer. As a former Primary school teacher and Headteacher, she is delighted to have landed the best job she could imagine: helping to inspire visitors to engage with and learn from the wealth of treasures and information in the most beautiful building in her home town of King’s Lynn.

Rachael is proud to be a member of this historic setting and is bubbling with excitement every time she comes to work and finds out another little snippet with which to amaze and dazzle people, young and old!

When not at work, Rachael enjoys dog walking, camping, paddle-boarding and cycling; and when she gets tired from all that, she enjoys sewing, silk painting, reading and sitting in front of the log burner with a good book!

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.