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Looking back at Lynn Beaver Scouts, Lynn’s Hansatech factory and Sainsbury’s store fundraisers, Tottenhill scouts, Norfolk Green bus service, Downham’s St Winnold’s Day and Lynn Museum





Here are some nostalgic photos from our weekly All Our Yesterdays pages...

2012: Fern Lawlor, Sky Howard and Mia Paton were among the 12th Lynn Beaver Scouts enjoying a pirate-themed visit to the town’s True’s Yard museum. The visit formed part of a packed weekend of activities. MLNF-12AF03181

12th Lynn Beaver Scouts
12th Lynn Beaver Scouts

2001: Fundraising at Lynn’s Hansatech factory raised around £750 for Comic Relief – thanks in part to violet cell manager David Rust who had his head shaved for the good cause. Wielding the trimmer is chassis assembler Sarah Chase. MLNF-0103531

Fundraising at Lynn’s Hansatech factory raised around £750 for Comic Relief
Fundraising at Lynn’s Hansatech factory raised around £750 for Comic Relief

2012: Schools, businesses and residents joined together to go that extra mile and raise funds for Sports Relief. These staff from Sainsbury’s in Lynn took part in a walk from the company’s new Ely store, along the Great Ouse river and back to their home store. MLNF-12PM 03063

Staff from Sainsbury’s in Lynn took part in a walk for Sports Relief
Staff from Sainsbury’s in Lynn took part in a walk for Sports Relief

2001: Sam Corlett, front, launched his £2,500 fundraising campaign to attend the 20th World Scout Jamboree in Thailand, at the Brundle Garage in Tottenhill – with the help of his scouting friends. The 14-year-old, a patrol leader at the 2nd Runcton Holme and Watlington Scout Group, was selected as one of 36 scouts to represent Norfolk at the Jamboree which would be held over 12 days starting on December 28, 2002. MLNF-0103211

Sam Corlett, front, at the Brundle Garage in Tottenhill with scouting friends
Sam Corlett, front, at the Brundle Garage in Tottenhill with scouting friends

2011: When the Harding’s Way bus link was officially opened it was one of the final parts of the Nar Ouse regeneration area project. Norfolk Green bus service was to use the road and its drivers had received training to negotiate a challenging “pinch point” on the new route. MLNF-11AM03228

Harding’s Way bus link's official opening
Harding’s Way bus link's official opening

2012: Swaffham Museum celebrated its silver anniversary in style with free admissions and special displays. Company secretary and trustee David Wickerson, far left, is pictured with founder members of the museum (from left) Bill Sayer, Toni Groom, Olive Wilson, Judith Ison, Carol Farmer and Paul Ison. MLNF-12AF 03117.

Swaffham Museum celebrated its silver anniversary in style
Swaffham Museum celebrated its silver anniversary in style

2011: The sound of horses’ hooves echoed through Downham’s streets for the annual St Winnold’s Day celebrations. Joining in the fun were these local schoolchildren who made decorated horse shoes for the event. MLNF-11AM03341

Downham’s annual St Winnold’s Day celebrations
Downham’s annual St Winnold’s Day celebrations

2012: A new exhibition at Lynn Museum highlighted the plight of the town’s poor, who lived in appalling conditions in the late 18th century and early 20th century years. The museum’s collections officer Tim Thorpe is pictured starting to assemble items for the Hard Times exhibition. MLNF-12AM03460

2012 exhibition at Lynn Museum, museum’s collections officer Tim Thorpe
2012 exhibition at Lynn Museum, museum’s collections officer Tim Thorpe

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