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Memories of King George VI's last-ever Christmas carol service

06 February 2022
Memories of King George VI's last-ever Christmas carol service

Memories of King George VI's last-ever Christmas carol service

06 February 2022

Sandringham rector tells of 'happy family service' in part six of King George VI's final days and the current Queen's accession to the throne.


King George VI’s coffin lay in a Sandringham church in 1952

06 February 2022
King George VI’s coffin lay in a Sandringham church in 1952

King George VI’s coffin lay in a Sandringham church in 1952

06 February 2022

In part five of the Queen's accession 70 years ago, those who helped make the late King’s coffin were from Dersingham and West Newton.


King George VI reportedly in good health on the day before his death

05 February 2022
King George VI reportedly in good health on the day before his death

King George VI reportedly in good health on the day before his death

05 February 2022

In part three of the Queen's accession to the throne 70 years ago we look back at her father who 'showed no signs of tiredness' just before he died.


Princess Elizabeth portrait was front page news

05 February 2022
Princess Elizabeth portrait was front page news

Princess Elizabeth portrait was front page news

05 February 2022

In part two of our royal look-back on the Queen's accession, the portrait was prominent in the then-Lynn News and Advertiser


Royal doctor confirmed King George VI's death – Lynn News look-back to 1952 part 1

05 February 2022
Royal doctor confirmed King George VI's death – Lynn News look-back to 1952 part 1

Royal doctor confirmed King George VI's death – Lynn News look-back to 1952 part 1

05 February 2022

Princess Elizabeth, who immediately became Queen, was informed of her father’s death while she was with the Duke of Edinburgh on an overseas tour.


How VJ Day was to be celebrated by the town in 1945

10 August 2020
How VJ Day was to be celebrated by the town in 1945

How VJ Day was to be celebrated by the town in 1945

10 August 2020

A look back through our archives shows how the special date was marked at the time.


VJ Day 75 Years: A-Bombs bring the war to a close

09 August 2020
VJ Day 75 Years: A-Bombs bring the war to a close

VJ Day 75 Years: A-Bombs bring the war to a close

09 August 2020

A look back at how the explosion was reported at the time.


VE Day in Swaffham in 1945

09 May 2020
VE Day in Swaffham in 1945

VE Day in Swaffham in 1945

09 May 2020

A look back through the Lynn News & Advertiser archive.


VE Day 1945: The day Ten Mile Bank 'executed' Adolf Hitler

08 May 2020
VE Day 1945: The day Ten Mile Bank 'executed' Adolf Hitler

VE Day 1945: The day Ten Mile Bank 'executed' Adolf Hitler

08 May 2020

How the Downham Market area celebrated 75 years ago


The long struggle to give West Norfolk modern up-to-date care: the history of what became the Queen Elizabeth Hospital

22 April 2020
The long struggle to give West Norfolk modern up-to-date care: the history of what became the Queen Elizabeth Hospital

The long struggle to give West Norfolk modern up-to-date care: the history of what became the Queen Elizabeth Hospital

22 April 2020

The days when a nurse’s daily rations were half-a-loaf of bread, a pint of beer and meat from the hospital broth.


A look back to how we reported the birth of the NHS in Norfolk

12 April 2020
A look back to how we reported the birth of the NHS in Norfolk

A look back to how we reported the birth of the NHS in Norfolk

12 April 2020

A look back into the Lynn News archives shows hundreds of letters of support for the NHS since its creation in July, 1948.


Mini-bus drive to gain more pupils

08 March 2020
Mini-bus drive to gain more pupils

Mini-bus drive to gain more pupils

08 March 2020

Hunstanton’s Glebe House School was on a recruitment drive in February and March, 1985, using the school’s mini-bus to round up extra pupils.


Witness to history: Dyker Thew's Lynn News article about the horrors of Belsen

05 February 2020
Witness to history: Dyker Thew's Lynn News article about the horrors of Belsen

Witness to history: Dyker Thew's Lynn News article about the horrors of Belsen

05 February 2020

In this 75th year since the end of World War II we look back at a remarkable testament written by the editor of the time.


Tragic accident robbed us of popular Downham hairdresser

30 January 2020
Tragic accident robbed us of popular Downham hairdresser

Tragic accident robbed us of popular Downham hairdresser

30 January 2020

The life and times of a former popular Downham hairdresser will come into sharp focus this week for her relatives and friends.


Memory Lane Schooldays: Caring sixth form pupils raise over £400 for charity

15 December 2019
Memory Lane Schooldays: Caring sixth form pupils raise over £400 for charity

Memory Lane Schooldays: Caring sixth form pupils raise over £400 for charity

15 December 2019

Blast from the past shows West Norfolk sixth form students supporting those in need on a global scale through vital fundraising efforts.


Memory Lane Schooldays, Downham student wins £250 worth of ‘green’ books

01 December 2019
Memory Lane Schooldays, Downham student wins £250 worth of ‘green’ books

Memory Lane Schooldays, Downham student wins £250 worth of ‘green’ books

01 December 2019

This was the scene featured in the Lynn News in November, 1991.


Memory Lane Schooldays: Harvest festival treats for the elderly

10 November 2019
Memory Lane Schooldays: Harvest festival treats for the elderly

Memory Lane Schooldays: Harvest festival treats for the elderly

10 November 2019

A harvest festival bridged the generation gap at Lynn’s Red Cross Hall in October, 1981, when students from Lynn’s Springwood High School...


Memory Lane Schooldays: Cracking lessons on ancient Greeks

02 November 2019
Memory Lane Schooldays: Cracking lessons on ancient Greeks

Memory Lane Schooldays: Cracking lessons on ancient Greeks

02 November 2019

Class Two at Gooderstone Primary School were having a cracking time learning about the ancient Greeks in October, 1998.


Memory Lane: Retirement on the menu for cook at Walpole

27 October 2019
Memory Lane: Retirement on the menu for cook at Walpole

Memory Lane: Retirement on the menu for cook at Walpole

27 October 2019

A trip down memory lane as Walpole Highway Primary School children say farewell to their popular cook in October 1981.


Memory Lane schooldays: Staff and children celebrate at Colkirk

16 June 2019
Memory Lane schooldays: Staff and children celebrate at Colkirk

Memory Lane schooldays: Staff and children celebrate at Colkirk

16 June 2019

Colkirk Primary School pupils had a double reason to celebrate in June, 1986


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