Norwich celebrates links to the inventor of the card game cribbage in international festival

The inventor of the card-game cribbage, Sir John Suckling. Credit: Wikimedia

The first ever International Cribbage Festival takes place in Norwich this weekend to celebrate the city's links with the inventor of the card game.

Sir John Suckling, a poet and soldier to King Charles I, invented cribbage 400 years ago.His family's seat in Norwich was Suckling House, now Cinema City. The festival is to coincide with his birthday on February 10 1609.

There are 20 cribbage leagues in Norwich and there will be drop in sessions to learn the game at The Forum on Saturday from 11 until 2.

Here is our coverage from the Walnut Tree Pub in Norwich where they regularly played the game.

And you can get more information here.