Kings Lynn

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Blown away by the size and elegance of Kings Lynn Minster and St Nicholas’ Chapel when I visited in August.

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And how are these cobbled streets and flint facades not better known in period dramas? On the plus side it means the town is still nice and quiet, and the choppy sells cod roe and jacket potatoes for £1.35 with tea.

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All photos August 2016.

2 comments

  1. Suvi · September 30

    Looks so lovely, I wouldn’t mind a visit here and a quiet stroll. The high water signs are very interesting too.

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    • collectorscabinet · September 30

      Yes it is beautiful – I was surprised it’s not better known when I saw it. Kings Lynn is in part of the country that was reclaimed from the sea about 400 years ago, but every so often there’s terrible flooding, which the high water signs record. The floods in ’53 were so bad, with so much farmland ruined by the salt water, that the govt of the day paid out large compensation to farmers to help them keep going – a fact rather quirkily now remembered in the memory of some old tax law!

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