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All Our Yesterdays: October trade and commerce from King’s Lynn and Fakenham, featuring Blue Peter presenter Simon Thomas





All Our Yesterdays: October trade and commerce

October 2012: Ikon, the popular lifestyle fashions and casual wear shop in Lynn’s New Conduit Street, celebrated ten years in business. The owners, Andrew and Sarah Wilson – pictured with Harrison – both had valuable experience in retail management before opening Ikon a decade earlier. In 2010 it won one of the prestigious West Norfolk Mayor’s Awards for Business Achievement. Photo: MLNF-12PT10117

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Archive Picture from the Files of the Lynn News King's Lynn

October 2012: Cooper Roller Bearings, based at South Lynn were the 2011 Mayor’s Business Award winners. In this picture, at the front, are apprentices along with staff who had completed more than 35 years’ service. Finance director Christian Ross is on the left, site director Pat Smith is second right and, far right, is director Paul Leggett. Photo: MLNF-12PT10257

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Archive Picture from the Files of the Lynn News King's Lynn

October 2012: The family firm of Optima Stainless was working round the clock to meet orders – the latest chapter in a success story going back to 1992. A major turning point came when Optima Stainless invested in a Hamlin Way site at Lynn, giving it extra storage and operating space for an operation which had a multi-million pound annual turnover. Photo: MLNF-12PT10190

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Archive Picture from the Files of the Lynn News King's Lynn

October 2012: Meet the long-serving staff at Sainsbury’s in Lynn’s Vancouver Quarter. At the front are Jayne Dix and Barry Massingham who had both worked at the store for 39 years and behind are some of the 29 loyal members of staff who had served at least 25 years each. Photo: MLNF-12AM10248

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Archive Picture from the Files of the Lynn News King's Lynn

October 2002: The team at West Norfolk Glass and Window Company in Lynn celebrate 35 years in business. It was started by John Parker as a one-man operation in 1967, working from a shed at West Winch. In the 1980s the company moved to Hardwick Narrows to a purpose-built factory and showroom premises. Photo: MLNF-0210580

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Archive Picture from the Files of the Lynn News King's Lynn.

October 2002: Stephanie Wakefield, of St Germans, a full-time groomer at Dezynapet in St James Street, Lynn, scooped two awards at the British Grooming Championships. Stephanie, pictured with English cocker spaniel Bella, took first prize in the newcomers’ section for grooming gun dogs and second prize out of all the newcomers participating in the competition. Photo: MLNF-0210278

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Archive Picture from the Files of the Lynn News King's Lynn.

October 2002: Staff at Lynn travel agents Lunn Poly toasted their new-look office when it was officially re-opened after being closed for a week for a make-over. Front is Sue Grainger, middle Jessica Reeve (left) and Laura Baker, and back from left, Natasha Clark, Emma Burrows, Jo Leggett (assistant manager) and Ian Sandell (manager). Photo: MLNF-0210471

Archive Picture from the Files of the Lynn News King's Lynn.
Archive Picture from the Files of the Lynn News King's Lynn.

October 2002: Blue Peter presenter Simon Thomas was among a number of celebrities at Fakenham to mark the completion of a £1 million refurbishment at the Aldiss Superstore. He is pictured here with young fans Maria Morrison, Claire McLaren and Zara Dew. Photo: MLNF-02101142

Archive Picture from the Files of the Lynn News King's Lynn.
Archive Picture from the Files of the Lynn News King's Lynn.

October 2006: Staff from clothing company Jaeger, on the North Lynn industrial estate, raised £2,000 when taking part in the first Grand East Anglia Run, to help sick children at the town’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital. They are pictured here, with Chris Hornigold (centre front) chairman of the sports and social club, presenting the cheque to Mandy French, hospital play specialist at the Rudham Ward. Photo: MLNF-0610662

Archive Picture from the Files of the Lynn News King's Lynn.
Archive Picture from the Files of the Lynn News King's Lynn.

October 2012: Managers and staff at Lynn’s Duke’s Head Hotel donated thousands of shampoos and soaps after signing up to a pledge to help to support the people of war-torn Sierra Leone and improve the environment of the country. Pictured from left are operations manager Mark Bryant, Sue Easdown, David School Trust trustee David Wallwork, Duke’s Head director of operations Gez Chetal and Hannah Valentine. Photo: MLNF-12PT10245

Archive Picture from the Files of the Lynn News King's Lynn.
Archive Picture from the Files of the Lynn News King's Lynn.

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