King’s Lynn in contest for Monopoly board

Lynn could be getting its own version of Monopoly
Lynn could be getting its own version of Monopoly
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Move over London as Lynn is in the running to get its own Monopoly board - if it passes go.

The makers of the popular game could be putting the likes of the Custom House and South Gates on the iconic board if the town wins a contest.

King's Lynn Customs House ANL-150925-121231001

King's Lynn Customs House ANL-150925-121231001

Lynn is among six East Anglian towns which have been short listed for the honour but people across the town are being urged to vote.

We are in the running against Bury St Edmunds, Colchester, Yarmouth, Newmarket and Sudbury.

If Lynn is successful it could have 22 customised property sites, swapping places with the likes of Mayfair, Bond Street and Park Lane.

West Norfolk Mayor Colin Manning is calling on people to send in votes.

The Alexandra silo complex at the Port of  Lynn ANL-150914-150322001

The Alexandra silo complex at the Port of Lynn ANL-150914-150322001

He said: “Lynn should win hands down. Think of the Customs House, Town Hall or the Minster. We have St Nicholas Chapel and the railway and bus stations looks smarter. I would certainly encourage people to vote.

Town historian Dr Paul Richards has suggested a mixture of modern and heritage sites including the silos on the docks.

He said: “A Lynn Monopoly would highlight our series of exceptional historical buildings as well as some of the modern developments, it would be a benefit to the town.

“Some of the gateway buildings reflect English history as well as Lynn’s history.”

St Nicholas Chapel, King's Lynn ANL-150722-162444009

St Nicholas Chapel, King's Lynn ANL-150722-162444009

Winning Moves UK would be making the game under licence from Monopoly owners Hasbro.

Custom games development executive Emma Lodwick said; “The factors that will decide are two-fold. Firstly the strength of popular feeling and pride for a particular place. Secondly, the diversity and beauty of potential landmarks to fill the board.”

Votes to eastanglia@winningmoves.co.uk or to Monopoly East Anglia, Winning Moves UK, 7 Praed Street, London W2 1NP. Polls close on February 20 with the announcement of the winning location in the spring.