How was life different in 1950s King’s Lynn? Film project aims to find the answer

PUBLISHED: 23:09 25 October 2017 | UPDATED: 23:15 25 October 2017

King's Lynn in the 1950s. Picture: ARCHANT LIBRARY

King's Lynn in the 1950s. Picture: ARCHANT LIBRARY

For many of us growing up in modern times, it is hard to imagine life without colour televisions, mobile phones and the internet.

King's Lynn in the 1950s. Picture: ARCHANT LIBRARYKing's Lynn in the 1950s. Picture: ARCHANT LIBRARY

But a film-making project in King’s Lynn is now looking for young people who are interested in finding out just how life in the town is different now compared to the 1950s.

The project is being led by Riarmato Productions and The King’s Lynn Film Festival, who are seeking young people aged between 12 and 18 to become involved in the production workshops.

Later they will be part of the final production crew who will produce the finished film, where they will talk to residents to record and preserve their stories from the decade.

The young people will receive training on how to operate professional film equipment, interview techniques and the basics on how to structure and produce a short film.

They will also be working with Trues Yard Fisherfolk Museum, which has a large collection of documents, pictures and archive footage of King’s Lynn after the Second World War.

The documentary heritage film will compare and contrast life in the 1950s with today’s society and be showcased during the Heritage Day celebrations next year.

The first film workshop will take place on Saturday, November 25, from 10am until 2pm at The Bridge For Heroes Contact Centre in South Clough Lane.

For more information about the project and full details of the first workshop, visit or

The project has been funded by The Borough Council of Kings Lynn and West Norfolk small grants scheme and the Adrian Flux Family Fund, via the Norfolk Community Foundation.

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