Take a look back at King's Lynn in the '90s

A police officer outside Woolworths in King's Lynn. Date: 24 March 1994Soucre: Library

A police officer outside Woolworths in King's Lynn. Pictured in March 1994. - Credit: Archant Library

If you shopped in King's Lynn in the 1990s, it was a very different place. 

Boxing Day and New Year's Day saw crowds queueing in the cold for the sales at Next. 

Bargain hunters queue outside Nesxt in King's Lynn High Street. Date: 27 Dec 1995

Bargain hunters queue outside Nesxt in King's Lynn High Street. Pictured December 1995. - Credit: Archant Library

And all year round, there was always Woolies for everything from the latest LP to children's clothes - not to mention the legendary Pic n' Mix. 

The face of town has been transformed since then. For throughout the '80s and '90s, shoppers browsed for bargains in the Vancouver Centre. 

King's Lynn didjeridu player Jim Wafer entertains shoppers in the town centre before departing to Ho

King's Lynn didjeridu player Jim Wafer entertains shoppers in the town centre before. Pictured January 1992. - Credit: Archant Library

By the early 2000s, plans were well in hand to knock it down and replace it with the Vancouver Quarter, a more modern shopping centre, with larger shops. 


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With it also went the famous Spiral Car Park and the Wimpy with a pyramid roof. 

This is New Conduit Street in Lynn, showing the old Wimpy with the famous roof which was knocked down to make way for the Vancouver Quarter. 

Kings Lynn Christmas shoppers. Date: December 4, 1984

Kings Lynn Christmas shoppers. Pictured December 1984. - Credit: Archant Library

New Conduit Street Wimpy towers over the town. Photo: Archant

King's Lynn pictured at 1989. - Credit: Archant

Visitors, the Davies family from Kent, find the new King's Lynn town centre signs very helpful.

A family visiting King's Lynn town centre in July 1991. - Credit: Archant Library

Morris dancers entertain shoppers in King's Lynn town centre on 16th June 1990. Photo: Archant Libra

Morris dancers entertain shoppers in King's Lynn town centre in June 1990. - Credit: Archant Library

King's Lynn. Date: 21 Jan 1995

King's Lynn. Pictured in January 1995. - Credit: Archant Library

King's Lynn - Bridges and RiversShoppers ply the waters back from King's Lynn on the West Lynn

Shoppers ply the waters back from King's Lynn on the West Lynn ferry. Pictured in November 1994. - Credit: Archant Library

West Lynn Ferry. Date: 27 Dec 1991

West Lynn Ferry. Pictured in December 1991. - Credit: Archant Library

Students Gary Ward and Carl Large beside the Purfleet in King's Lynn. Date: 17 Sept 1991

Students Gary Ward and Carl Large beside the Purfleet in King's Lynn. Pictured September1991. - Credit: Archant Library

Comedian Stephen Fry signs autographs at Norfolk College of Arts and Technology. Date: 21 May 1990

Comedian Stephen Fry signs autographs at Norfolk College of Arts and Technology. Pictured in May 1990. - Credit: Archant Library

Students Tracey Archer and Angela Street show youngsters at St James' Park Nursery School the mural

Students Tracey Archer and Angela Street show youngsters at St James' Park Nursery School the mural they painted. Pictured in May 1993. - Credit: Archant Library


Sixth formers outside King Edwardd VII High School, King's Lynn. Pictured August 1995.

Sixth formers outside King Edwardd VII High School, King's Lynn. Pictured August 1995. - Credit: Archant

From the archives feature. Pictured: Recorder players from Gaywood Park High School, King's Lynn, le

Recorder players from Gaywood Park High School, King's Lynn. Pictured June 1990. - Credit: Archant



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