All Our Yesterdays: November nostalgia in Gaywood, King’s Lynn, Snettisham, Swaffham and Terrington St Clement
In our weekly All Our Yesterdays feature, we look back through the pages of the Lynn News in 2005, 2011 and 2013…
November 2011: This was a proud moment for nine-year-old Matthew Warner, receiving the County Commissioner’s Commendation Award. The award is given out very rarely and Matthew was nominated for his quick-thinking and actions when saving his sister and grandmother after their house caught fire. Scout District Commissioner Kim Smith presents the award and joining Matthew are his five-year-old sister Hollie, assistant cub leaders Donna Brown (back) and Suzanne Hunt (front) and fellow members of the 1st Terrington Cubs.
November 2005: Multi-coloured marrows and plump pumpkins attracted the attention of West Norfolk Mayor, Trevor Manley, when he visited the Get Growing Your Own exhibition at Lynn’s Green Quay. He is joined by, from left, West Norfolk Council’s portfolio holder for culture Mrs Elizabeth Nockolds, Mayoress Mrs Carol Manley and show secretary Kelvin Fairweather.
November 2005: More than 50 entries were received for the popular ‘Take Your Lynn News on Holiday’ competition and here are the readers who cashed in on their trips: From left, Pat Sewell (joint third), winner George Axten and runner-up Karen Dale, with her brother Andrew and niece Bethany (5) who appeared in her photograph.
November 2005: Cheers! Ear, nose and throat consultant Bosko Cvijetic celebrates retirement from Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Originally from Croatia, Mr Cvijetic was at the old London Road general hospital for a year and was then at the QEH from the day it opened in 1980 – never missing a day of work through illness.
November 2005: Residents and staff of Snettisham’s Sue Ryder Care Centre make a desperate plea to ‘Save Our Home’. Just days before the Old Hall centre was due to mark its 25th anniversary, they had been told the facility faced closure unless a buyer could be found.
November 2013: Members of a Lynn-based community of southern Indian families present a cheque for £1,290 towards the bus fund at Gaywood’s St Martha’s Catholic Primary School. The head teacher, Aidan McGovern, receives the cheque from Lijesh John of the King’s Lynn Malayalee community, who is holding his son, 23-month-old Felix Lijesh.
November 2013: A total of £6,500 was generated for the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal through collections and events at Sainsbury’s Hardwick store in Lynn. Events included a day supported by Marham Bluebirds Military Wives and Norfolk Military Vehicle Group. Members of the choir are pictured here with Sainsbury’s PR ambassador Lisa Carter-Hall, and Lilian Fisher of Middleton District RBL.
November 2013: These volunteers from the King’s Lynn Worfolk Boat Trust were hard at work restoring the Baden Powell to its former glory. Built in 1900, it was probably the last double-ended cockling boat built in East Anglia. Clockwise from left, Tim Clayton, John Woodford, Ken Hill, Vic Pratt, Ron Gray, David Hart and Bob Panrucker.
November 2013: Members of Swaffham History Group show off the new books on the town’s pubs, which had just gone on sale. Holding the books are, from left, chairman Marion Hancock, chief researcher Barry Ellis, Peter Bruce and Diane Moulton. Treasurer and designer Peter Coombes is pictured second left.
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