Share memories of King's Lynn life

Annabelle DicksonPeople are being asked to share their recollections of King's Lynn and dig out old photographs in a bid to show how the town has changed since the 1960s.Annabelle Dickson

People are being asked to share their recollections of King's Lynn and dig out old photographs in a bid to show how the town has changed since the 1960s.

A series of events is being held across the town by the Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service and West Norfolk Council which will eventually lead to a touring exhibition telling the story of the town's development. Growing Communities events will be held at Gaywood Library on July 15 between 2pm and 3.30pm and King's Lynn Library on July 20 between 10.30am and noon and on July 27 between 2pm and 3.30pm.

A further session for South Lynn is being planned.

Laura Cole-Matthews, Growing Communities project officer, said: 'We've had a really positive response so far, and I am now looking forward to finding out what people thought about the new houses that went up on the Fairstead Estate in the 1960s, what it was like to live there, how things have changed over the years and so on. It's an opportunity for people to come along to have a chat with me and other residents from the area and to share their memories and experiences over a cup of tea and a slice of cake.'


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Jason Law, West Norfolk Council regeneration cabinet member, said: 'We are particularly interested in Hillington Square, Fairstead Estate and South Lynn, the town centre and Vancouver Centre and the North Lynn Industrial Estate. Hearing about people's experiences of the changes that have happened in the area or their first impressions when they arrived in King's Lynn will help us understand the of benefits of growth in the town as well as learning valuable lessons for managing development and expansion in the future.'

Anyone with photographs or memories that they would like to share or who would like to attend one of the reminiscence events should contact Laura Cole-Matthews on 01842 768501 or e-mail laura.cole-matthews@norfolk.gov.uk

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Photos can also be left at the Town House Musueum, Queen Street, along with contact information so that they can be returned.

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