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Lovely historic photos show King’s Lynn over the decades

PUBLISHED: 18:30 26 October 2017

King's Lynn high street shopping, 29th March 1968. Photo: Archant Library

King's Lynn high street shopping, 29th March 1968. Photo: Archant Library

Take a trip down memory lane with our fabulous photographic celebration of East Anglian life through the decades. Today we take a nostalgic look back at King’s Lynn, a seaport and market town in West Norfolk.

King's Lynn High Street, shops include John Collier, Palmer and Harvey Ltd and Alexandre, April 1963. Photo: Archant Library King's Lynn High Street, shops include John Collier, Palmer and Harvey Ltd and Alexandre, April 1963. Photo: Archant Library

Take a walk along King’s Lynn’s cobbled streets and down to the Purfleet Quay, the Custom House and tha banks of the Great Ouse and there are examples of the town’s fascinating maritime heritage and trading power everywhere.

A member of the powerful Hanseatic League during the late Middle Ages, the merchants grew rich from trading around the world in food and other goods.

Over the years, the emphasis of the trade and industry might have changed, but the town still remained an important centre in East Anglia for food production and business.

Copies of the images featured in this story are available to buy via our photo sales website or alternatively can be ordered by phone on 01603 772449

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