Art of the Mart exhibition

A fascinating new exhibition at Lynn Museum looks at the art, craft and design of King’s Lynn’s funfair, known as ‘the Mart’. The Mart opens each year on Valentine’s Day, traditionally the first of the fairs in the Showmen’s year. King’s Lynn was famous in Victorian times as the home of creators of steam powered […]






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Follow the Spitfire Trail!

Model spitfires are “flying” all around King’s Lynn until the end of September. Visitors can follow the The Flight Path to find 24 spitfires located all around Historic King’s Lynn. The role of the Spitfire was critical during the Battle of Britain, so the Spitfire trail was set up by a partnership involving the local […]






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40’s Weekend ~ Pictures

All Photos: John Beck






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Forties Weekend of spectacular free events

King Lynn is getting set for a weekend of spectacular free events this July 18 & 19. The events will include something for all the family – flypasts, musical performances, displays, a tea dance and much more. On Saturday 18 July 42F (King’s Lynn) Squadron Air Training Corps will exercise their Freedom of the Borough […]






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Featured Charity ~ Hospital Radio Lynn

Hospital Radio Lynn is a registered charity which broadcasts solely to the patients of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn 7 days a week. They receive no funding from government and are staffed entirely by volunteers. Not one of them receives personal expenses or any form of payment. They are proud to say that […]






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Promoting 1940’s weekend down in the air raid shelters

On Wednesday, we joined organisers and participants of the forthcoming 1940’s Weekend for a photoshoot down in the air raid shelters beneath the Tuesday Market Place. It was surprisingly warm down there and rather damp, and there were sound effects including sirens from the period which all added to the atmosphere. A warden suddenly shouted […]






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Warning on cold call scam

Members of the public are being warned about a potential cold call scam from someone claiming to be from the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk. The bogus calls are focussed on ‘investigating an accident’ and the caller is attempting to obtain personal details which they would then use them to commit fraud […]






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Second special spitfire trail mosaic workshop

Families are being invited to help finish decorating a model spitfire at a special mosaic workshop in the Vancouver Quarter on Saturday. The workshop is the second to be held in the shopping centre ahead of the launch of a trail of the famous planes which will be on display throughout the town from July […]






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Vulcan Bomber set to soar over King’s Lynn on one of its final flights

The skies over King’s Lynn will feature a farewell flight from a star of British flying heritage this weekend. The legendary Vulcan XH558 has King’s Lynn on its flight path as part of its V-Force Tour. The Vulcan is expected to reach Lynn around 3.15pm on Sunday 28th June, hopefully flying down river, and then […]






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Bus services return to King’s Lynn bus station

On Monday 29 June 2015 southbound bus services, along with coach services, will return to King’s Lynn bus station joining the existing northbound services and from that date the whole area will become a smoke-free zone. The buses were originally relocated to Portland Street back in March 2015 to enable the £1.6million refurbishment project to […]






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Festival Too 2015 ~ Line up

Sat 27 June KING STAITHE SQUARE / FROM 7:30PM FIREWORKS LIVE MUSIC VARIOUS FOOD STALLS FAIRGROUND RIDES Fri 3 July TUESDAY MARKET PLACE / FROM 7:30PM THE BLOW MONKEYS GIFFORD VEX KING EDWARD VII ACADEMY Sat 4 July 80’S NIGHT / TUESDAY MARKET PLACE / FROM 6:30PM HEAVEN 17 MIKE, CHERYL AND JAY FORMERLY OF […]






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Council wins £270k for recycling project

The Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk is celebrating National Recycling Week with the announcement that it has secured over £270k from central government to roll out an innovative two-year project to improve recycling rates across the region. The Recycling Rewards project will see the council involve local residents in developing a recycling […]






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Motorists warned of delays in town this weekend

Motorists have been warned that there may be a slight increase in delays and congestion in King’s Lynn next weekend (Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 June) because normal computer co-ordination of traffic signals will be affected by work on the power supply at County Hall, Norwich. Traffic lights will continue to operate on street, but […]






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Families flock to mosaic workshop

Families flocked to a special mosaic workshop to help decorate a model spitfire in King’s Lynn on Saturday. People, ranging in age from 5 to 75, showed off their creative flair at the unique event in the Vancouver Quarter, including West Norfolk Mayor Colin Manning. It was the first of three workshops being held in […]






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VIDEO ~ What Happens to Norfolk’s Recycling

Ever wondered what happens to your recycled waste after it gets picked up from your property? This fascinating video of the Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) at Costessey shows what happens to all the recyclables collected by the district, borough and city councils from households in Norfolk. The waste is sorted automatically by advanced new technology […]






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Classic Car Day returns for 2015

The King’s Lynn Classic Car Day is set to make a welcome return to the Tuesday Market Place this September after a successful inaugural year. Last year the event attracted over 200 exhibitors and saw iconic vehicles like a Model T Ford, e-type Jaguar and Ford Mustang on display alongside the Cooper Car – the […]






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