Mayor joins diners for King’s Lynn’s annual Shallow Lunch

Town Hall King's Lynn ( Mr Shallow 1939 Christmas Lunch ) FLtoR  Keith Blyth.  Lady Mayor Judy Manning  and Town Mayor Chris Manning. Canon Chris Ivory. David Whitmore. ANL-151123-124557009
Town Hall King's Lynn ( Mr Shallow 1939 Christmas Lunch ) FLtoR Keith Blyth. Lady Mayor Judy Manning and Town Mayor Chris Manning. Canon Chris Ivory. David Whitmore. ANL-151123-124557009

Lynn’s annual Shallow Lunch brought dozens of people together for a festive afternoon of food and entertainment this week.

First established in 1939 by councillor George Shallow, the event was initially devised as an event to help the poor.

Now, however, the free lunch is staged for retired people who live in the town.

Around 65 guests enjoyed this year’s lunch, the 67th, which was held at Lynn’s town hall on Monday.

Keith Blythe, a trustee of the King’s Lynn General Charities who organised the event, pictured above, centre left, said: “The important aspect is the social. People enjoy meeting up in a very attractive venue.”

The diners, who enjoyed a three course menu prepared by the Flying Chef, were also joined by borough mayor Colin Manning and his wife, Julie.

Following their meal, the guests were entertained by almost 50 members of the Greyfriars Primary School choir, who performed a medley of carols and songs.

Mr Blythe said: “They were very well received.”

Also pictured alongside Mr Blythe and Mr and Mrs Manning are Canon Chris Ivory and David Whitmore.