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New book takes a trip into King’s Lynn’s past...

Dr Paul Richards with a copy of his new book - King's Lynn Through Time. ANL-140319-132248001

Dr Paul Richards with a copy of his new book - King's Lynn Through Time. ANL-140319-132248001

A book showing how Lynn has changed over the years has been compiled by a prominent historian.

Dr Paul Richards has illustrated how the town has changed in 90 photographs in his new book, King’s Lynn Through Time. And today he shares some of these pictures with Lynn News readers.

Using a series of then and now pictures from well-known spots in the town such as Saturday Market Place, the town hall and Hillington Square, Dr Richards has charted the town’s progress over the last 150 years.

Dr Richards used many of the old pictures from the expansive archive at Lynn’s True’s Yard Museum along with loans from friends in the town.

He said: “The whole idea is to show how much the town has changed, but in some cases it has not changed at all.

“I have a picture of the South Quay in 1935 when it was a very industrial area and another taken today where the quay is used for recreation and leisure.

“I am hoping that people will find it interesting.”

The modern pictures were taken by photographers from Lynn and Long Sutton.

The book, which costs £14.99, is currently on sale at True’s Yard Museum.

Dr Richards will be signing copies of his book in Lynn’s Waterstone’s store, Norfolk Street, on Tuesday, April 1, at 11am.

 

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