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Looking back at Lynn Warriors Swimming Club, new changing pavilions in Gaywood, King Edward VII High School basketball team, Lynn Ferry Street Boxing Club, Fakenham Races and Reffley Royals FC





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

2000: Twelve special needs teenagers from the College of West Anglia joined Lynn Warriors Swimming Club for 12 weeks of tuition to improve their swimming as part of their physical exercise for the Duke of Edinburgh awards. The Warriors officials at the back are, from left, Dora Mallott, Matthew Garrod, Neil Pearman, chief coach Sue Purchase and Mandy Edwards. Photo: MLNF-000215916

Twelve special needs teenagers from the College of West Anglia in 2000
Twelve special needs teenagers from the College of West Anglia in 2000

2007: A new changing pavilion at the River Lane playing fields in Lynn was officially opened by Honorary Alderman Leslie Dutton – and the building was named after him in recognition of his services to the borough. Opening celebrations included boys and girls mini soccer tournaments and pictured here are Kathryn Sharp and Leanne Keely-Smith, with the Dutton Mini Soccer Tournament trophy won by North Lynn Girls. MLNF-0702359

Kathryn Sharp and Leanne Keely-Smith, with the Dutton Mini Soccer Tournament trophy won by North Lynn Girls in 2007
Kathryn Sharp and Leanne Keely-Smith, with the Dutton Mini Soccer Tournament trophy won by North Lynn Girls in 2007

2007: This was the basketball team from Lynn’s King Edward VII High School which finished third in the national basketball finals held in Nottingham. The girls, who had only started playing as a team in September, battled hard in their four games and were only outplayed once, by eventual winners Fulbrook School from Surrey. Ben Allsop, the team coach is pictured with the team. MLNF-0702203

Lynn’s King Edward VII High School girls basketball team in 2007
Lynn’s King Edward VII High School girls basketball team in 2007

2012: Lynn Ferry Street Boxing Club’s Joe Manning, 12, prepares for his Schoolboy ABA National Final against Midlands champion Ben Vaughan from the Kings Heath Boxing Club, Northampton. The final was at Mansfield and Manning was bidding to become the town’s first junior national champion, but sadly it didn’t work out and Manning lost on a points decision. MLNF-12PT02536

Lynn Ferry Street Boxing Club’s Joe Manning in 2012
Lynn Ferry Street Boxing Club’s Joe Manning in 2012

2012: Winners from the 2012 KL.FM West Norfolk Sports Awards at Lynn’s Corn Exchange are pictured with breakfast show presenter Adam Newstead (front, second from left). Simon Carty was named as Sportsman of the Year, Danielle Durrant won the Sportswoman of the Year title and Kuk Sool Won took the Sports Team of the Year award. MLNF-12PM02028

West Norfolk Sports Awards in 2012
West Norfolk Sports Awards in 2012

2012: Eventual winner Tom Cannon, on Borrowed Wings, keeps a wary eye on the opposition as he leads the field in the Countryside Alliance handicap steeplechase at Fakenham’s Countryside Counts Raceday. Photo: MLNF-12PB02019

Fakenham Races in 2012
Fakenham Races in 2012

2012: Reffley Royals celebrate another goal during their nail-biting 5-4 victory over Scole United in the Norfolk Junior Cup semi-final played at River Lane, to reach the final for the second successive year. MLNF-12PT02402

Reffley Royals celebrate another goal in 2012
Reffley Royals celebrate another goal in 2012

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