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Town lights up in tribute to the King's Lynn Mart

Lynn's Tuesday Market Place lit up in tribute to the King's Lynn Mart after the showmen were forced to cancel this year's event due to the pandemic.

With a long-standing history in the town, the February arrival of the traditional funfair should have seen hundreds gather in the town centre.

Dating back over 800 years, this is the first time the event has been cancelled since the Second World War, so a Lynn business decided to pay tribute through a virtual display.

Jak Ropa Professional, a Lynn events, production and entertainment company, put on a special display of lights, sound and effects at the Duke's Head Hotel in Lynn's Tuesday Market Place.

A spokesman for the company said: "We are itching to entertain and do what we love to do. Creating the atmosphere in tribute for what should of been a traditional visit that only seemed fitting.

"We created a virtual display to ensure the showmen and the industry of entertainment is not forgotten. Spreading the cheer on a virtual platform and lighting the buildings that are normally lit by this event."

The virtual display has over 30,000 views and social media has helped the video to reach showmen across the Uk and Europe.

Watch the video and find more photos at https://www.facebook.com/jakropa/

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