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All Our Yesterdays: Memories from Downham Market, King’s Lynn, Swaffham and Ten Mile Bank





In our weekly All Our Yesterdays feature, we look back at different events reported over the years in the Lynn News…

February 2014: Pupils, parents, and staff braved wet and windy weather when they released a sea of 370 balloons to officially open the new Nelson Academy in Downham – a replacement for the former Clackclose Community Primary School. Every pupil wrote their inspiration for the future before tying them to the green and white balloons.

Archive Photograph from the files of the Lynn News, King's Lynn
Archive Photograph from the files of the Lynn News, King's Lynn

February 2014: Meet the team behind the new Ambulatory Emergency Care (AEC) department at Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital, a pioneering care unit that drastically eased pressure on busy Accident and Emergency services.

Archive Photograph from the files of the Lynn News, King's Lynn
Archive Photograph from the files of the Lynn News, King's Lynn

February 2014: These members of the King’s Lynn and District Ballroom Dancing Club started the year looking to get new members to join and help them celebrate their 30th anniversary.

Archive Photograph from the files of the Lynn News, King's Lynn
Archive Photograph from the files of the Lynn News, King's Lynn

February 2004: This was the scene at the Swaffham funeral of Lt Col Saul Harris, a retired American Air Force colonel and a much-loved character in the town where he lived for 42 years. He was voted Swaffham’s first honorary citizen in August 2000 for his tireless work for charity. Six bearers from Lakenheath’s USAF base bear the coffin draped in the Stars and Stripes.

Archive Photograph from the files of the Lynn News, King's Lynn
Archive Photograph from the files of the Lynn News, King's Lynn

February 2004: Prince’s Trust volunteers, wearing their distinctive red T-shirts, show off their new mural to visitors at North Lynn’s Day Services Centre. They had worked on the mural as part of their 12-week self-development course.

Archive Photograph from the files of the Lynn News, King's Lynn
Archive Photograph from the files of the Lynn News, King's Lynn

February 2006: Villagers at Ten Mile Bank were celebrating a £155,000 windfall which would go a long way towards saving their church. In this picture, South West Norfolk MP Christopher Fraser and civic dignitaries shared the good news with the St Mark’s Church Conservation Fund committee: from left, churchwarden John Gilbert, committee chairman Sandra Starling, Borough Mayor and Mayoress Coral and Trevor Manley, PCC chairman the Rev David Evans, churchwarden Colin Dixon and Mr Fraser; in the centre background are Downham Mayor and Mayoress Sue and Colin Sampson.

Lynn News Photograph From The Archive Files
Lynn News Photograph From The Archive Files

February 2010: Hold on dear, we’re at the Southgates roundabout! Borough Mayor Michael Pitcher and his wife take to the dodgems at the opening of Lynn Mart.

Archive Photograph from the files of the Lynn News, King's Lynn
Archive Photograph from the files of the Lynn News, King's Lynn

February 2004: National Doughnut Week was celebrated in style at Terrington St Clement Primary School. The children were given the treat after they all behaved themselves during a break. Pictured in this group are Year 5 pupils (back from left) Sam Jary, Luke Claxton, Abbigail Mountain, Rebecca Keatleigh, and Elliott Fuller; front, Aaron Vanson, Lauren Watts, Sam Stoney, Alexandra Wilson (sitting) and Sharnie Barton.

Lynn News Photograph From The Archive Files
Lynn News Photograph From The Archive Files

February 2006: A dream came true for North Lynn man Harold Williamson when he was at last reunited with a German friend who risked his life for him in the Second World War. Harold was a prisoner of war for five years and when he escaped from the Nazis in 1945, Hermann Meyer and his family went to his aid. Harold (left) and Hermann were both visibly moved when they finally came face to face, with Harold saying: “My dear friend, 61 years have gone so quickly.”

Lynn News Photograph From The Archive Files
Lynn News Photograph From The Archive Files

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