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Kings Lynn Tuesday Market Place from St Nicholas Street with the Corn Exchange which has in recent years been converted to a theatre on the right of the picture

 

 

 

 

 

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The Alexandra and Bentick Dock in Kings Lynn sees imports and exports of products from Holland, Germany, Denmark and other European Countries, Timber, Steel & Bulk Fuel are the main imports, whilst Scrap Metal and Grain are the main exports along with Latex products from the Dow Chemical Plant that adjoins the docks.

 

 

 

 

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The fishing industry has always had a place in Kings Lynn, like so many other fishing ports Kings Lynn no longer has such a large fleet as it had in days gone bye. Kings Lynn mainly fishes in the Wash and North Sea harvesting shell fish such as Cockles and Whelks when in season. Pink and Brown Shrimp are one of the main exports from Kings Lynn to Holland, whilst Whelks are exported to Japan and the Far East. Cod, Hearing, Bass and Skate are also some of the fish landed in Kings Lynn along with Lobsters.

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The Purfleet in days gone bye used to a busy sea trading area of Kings Lynn, on the left of the picture are the old Bond Stores  of Thomas Peatling who used to import Whine and Spirits into Kings Lynn for resale in their own outlets plus supply the trade throughout East Anglia with Beer Wines and Spirits. On the right of the picture is where the old Will Everard used to tie up. The Will Everard was the last ever sail driven coaster to use Kings Lynn.

 

 

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Purfleet Place opposite the Purfleet used to house the Ship owners and their agents along with the Customs and Excise offices, right up until the 1960's when the Purfleet still used to be a busy commercial shipping area handling imports of Wine and exports of Grain etc. Today it is a residential area with the Bank House now being used by a firm of Solicitors.

 

 

 

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The South Quay up until the 1960's was also a very busy shipping area, handling all types of cargo, today it is still used commercially for exporting grain to Russia, but many of the unsightly warehouses have either been removed or converted and many of the historic buildings that lay between Queens Street and the South Quay have now been exposed making it a delightful area to visit.

 

 

 

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In the 60's much of Kings Lynn's town centre was knocked down to make way for modern pedestrian shopping areas, many of the back street terraced housing was destroyed to make way for car parking and rear access for loading, Kings Lynn High Street and Norfolk Street both became pedestrianised but managed to retain some of there architectural beauty above the modern shop fronts whilst New Conduit Street and Broad street were completely rebuilt. Yet still some of the old buildings survived such as this lane that runs from the South Quay through to Queens Street behind Purfleet Place.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The South Gates constructed in 1520 ad, as part of the wall which surrounded the town and which remnants of which can be see around the town  to day but the South Gates is probably the best preserved part of the old town wall. Constructed of brick town side ( as per the photograph ) and stone on the outer facing wall for strength. for almost five centuries traffic of kinds has passed under the main arch, even traffic today entering Kings Lynn from the south still passes under the arch.

 

 

 

 

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Greyfriars Tower is located in the immaculate Tower Gardens, it is currently being strengthened as you can note from the picture it is leaning toward St James Street. Original part of a priory dating back to the 13th centuary the tower is currently part of a project to win 1 million from a BBC restoration series. This is just another fine example  of one of the Heritage that Kings Lynn has on offer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Red Mount Chapel as it is better known by the locals is still a roman catholic church dating back to the medieval period and its proper name is " My Lady Of The Red Mount". The Red Mount Chapel is situated in Kings Lynn Walks a  large park area.

 

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Situated not far from the "Red Mount" in the walks is a remaining part of the "Old Town Wall" a few small parts of the "Old Town Wall" have survived and can be found at "Highgate" and in the "Friars Area" as well as this one photographed in the Walks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Band Stand is almost central in Kings Lynn Walks set on a small island, On a summers Sunday afternoon one can stroll down through the Walks and here the Town Band playing whilst people sit on the seats or on the grass around listening to them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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