All aboard the final stop of the Screen-on-Sea tour in King’s Lynn on Heritage Open Day

King's Lynn in 1944. Picture: Archant Library

King's Lynn in 1944. Picture: Archant Library - Credit: Archant Library

Take a step back in time and discover the fun and frolics of King's Lynn and Sunny Hunny through the decades.

Dersignham Station in 1968. Picture: Archant Library

Dersignham Station in 1968. Picture: Archant Library - Credit: Archant Library

A pop-up cinema will be set up for a free screening of archive footage showing life at the seaside and historic towns between the 1920s and 1960s.

Organised by the Screen-on-Sea programme, the showing will take place on Sunday, September 10 in the Tuesday Market Place to coincide with the Heritage Open Days programme.

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Visitors can sit down and enjoy records of the town caught on camera, including colour and war-time footage showing business as usual for shops and fishermen.

King's Lynn in 1944. Picture: Archant Library

King's Lynn in 1944. Picture: Archant Library - Credit: Archant Library

There is also footage of the railway from King's Lynn to Hunstanton in 1968, a year before the line closed.


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Filmed by amateur cameraman and train fanatic Chip Thorpe, the trip follows the picturesque coastal route through West Norfolk villages including Wolferton which served the Sandringham Estate.

West Norfolk councillor Elizabeth Nockolds, cabinet member for culture, heritage and health, said: 'We are very excited about Screen-on-Sea coming to King's Lynn.

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'Our heritage is built on our affinity with The Wash coastline from King's Lynn up to the popular resort of Hunstanton, so it will be very interesting to see the footage they have of the area.

King's Lynn to Hunstantion line in 1968. Picture: Archant Library

King's Lynn to Hunstantion line in 1968. Picture: Archant Library - Credit: Archant Library

'King's Lynn's magnificent Tuesday Market Place, full of classic cars on Heritage Open Day, is the perfect settings for this pop-up cinema.'

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With the support from local councils and the British Film Insitute (BFI) The Screen-on-Sea programme has transported audiences back in time all through the summer, touring resorts from King's Lynn to Felixstowe.

Jane Jarvis, Screen-on-Sea project manager, said: 'To hold our final tour screening in King's Lynn on Heritage Open Day Sunday is a wonderful way to celebrate such an important part of our own moving image heritage.

'It has been great to work with the local councils and organisations who share our enthusiasm for showcasing this unique, moving image heritage.

'The screenings we have done over the summer have brought smiles all round across all generations. It is lovely to hear peoples' comments and delight when they share their memories.'

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