Friday, November 30, 2007

King's Lynn

Image above from Norfolk Coast.co.uk

We're sat in King's Lynn in Norfolk at the moment.
What is this place like ?
Have you ever been to King's Lynn ? What were your experiences of the place - positive / negative / ambiguous ?
What sort of images would you have of the place ? Here are some of mine:

  • the view down King Street from Tuesday Market Place towards the Customs House
  • the Mart - annual fair which arrives in February
  • the Samphire man - the horse and cart may be gone, but he's still to be found
  • a pint of ale in the wood panelled front bar of the Tudor Rose Hotel
  • the markings in the entrance to St. Margaret's church showing the levels of previous floods.
Websites give an impression of the place perhaps. What images are featured ?

Borough Council of King's Lynn and West Norfolk : 3 smiley faces, the Great Ouse and a cottage by a village pond
About Britain: Customs House, King John Cup, Greyfriars Tower, Morris Dancing, the Mart
The Lynn News: the twice weekly local paper - plenty on the forthcoming FA Cup tie of 'The Linnets' against Oldham
Bryan Howling's Tour of the town. Useful images.
Can your recommend any other sites on the town ? (Don't forget FLICKR if looking at home)
Joe Bridge: nice images.
And don't forget the award-winning multi-storey car park.

1 comment:

Rosita said...

What a lovely site! Well done. Maybe it is not the right question to ask, but I was wondering do you know somebody from Kings Lynn who are from BME black minority ethnic communities age 13 - 19 years old? They could join the Yoiung Voices project and create films about themselves and about Kings Lynn, it's history.

Please visit Young Voices.

Have a nice day!


Rosita
Young Voices
Norwich Mind