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The Cinemas of King’s Lynn from the Building Control Plans

The King’s Lynn Borough Archives hold the building control plans for the old Borough Council of King’s Lynn from 1883 up to 1960. The plans from 1960 to 1974 were sadly lost during the flood of the 1978. The plan … Continue reading

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King’s Lynn’s trading links with Europe: King’s Lynn and the Hansa

(Or, in a travesty of the old saying, Hansa is as Hansa does) Over time, King’s Lynn’s trading links with Europe have developed and evolved and continue to do so today. Records held in the King’s Lynn Borough Archives can … Continue reading

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William Curtis: an 18th century farmer, debtor and habitual complainer

Corruption always tends to capture our interest- reading the tabloids indicates that- and it is very easy to identify what looks like corruption when we research documents from the past. We tend to forget that in previous centuries different rules … Continue reading

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The Angel Inn of King’s Lynn

It sometimes seems strange- though on second thoughts it’s only to be expected- how researching one topic recalls previous ones, with one thread leading to another, then another, until they are all intertwined. While browsing the records at King’s Lynn … Continue reading

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Thanks to you: celebrating 25 years of National Lottery funding for heritage and projects at the Norfolk Record Office

The first National Lottery draw took place 25 years ago on 19 November 1994. Since then, £8billion from ticket sales has been awarded to more than 44,000 heritage projects across the UK through The National Lottery Heritage Fund. Thanks to … Continue reading

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King’s Lynn’s burning issue

Much has been said about King John, and he is frequently named as Bad King John, although it has to be said it was John who granted various concessions to Lynn, and indeed its charter. But there was among his … Continue reading

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Carrying Coals to King’s Lynn

Before I wrote off my last motorbike and became an ex-biker, I frequently enjoyed cruising on my Harleys along certain sections of the A47 and A10, where, to my fascination, my head seemed to be below the level of the … Continue reading

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A Murderer in the School: The case of Eugene Aram of King’s Lynn.

When I was a kid in Bradford, one of my favourite weekend outings was to York. Among its attractions was the Castle Museum and the condemned cell, where I first came across the story of Eugene Aram. At that time, … Continue reading

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