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Juggling Jim memorial for King's Lynn, Lynn News letters




It was also a fitting tribute to the man, who through his long-established and popular Antonio’s wine bar, brought a little taste of sunny Italy to a corner of Lynn town centre.

The ceremony, witnessed by some of Antonio’s former regular customers, reminded me that a suggested memorial to well-known Lynn character, Juggling Jim, who died three years ago aged 62, has yet to be to be put in place.

Perhaps not a bench, but a memorial plaque close to Jim’s regular spot along the High Street, may be considered appropriate.

Juggling Jim pictured ten years ago in his usual spot on Lynn's High Street. (31352737)
Juggling Jim pictured ten years ago in his usual spot on Lynn's High Street. (31352737)

Lynn News’ readers visiting Cambridge may have noticed an unusual sculpture close to the market place. This is in memory of one of the city’s best-loved eccentric figures, Snowy Farr, a real colourful character who raised £60,000 in support of blind people in Cambridge.

Most towns and cities have colourful characters like Juggling Jim and Snowy Farr and when they pass away they deserve to be remembered in some way. They become etched into the area’s folklore.

As to the cost, I am sure it could be funded through public subscription. What do other readers think?

Richard Parr,

Gaywood



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