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King's Lynn scrapbook publication recalls the history of our town




When it comes to bestsellers, you usually expect to find the big hitters of Stephen King or Lee Childs dominating in the bookstores.

But recent weeks ahead of lockdown saw local author Bob Booth achieving the accolade of at the summit of the Top-10 in Waterstones, Lynn, published each Tuesday in the Lynn News book page.

His latest tome King’s Lynn: A Scrapbook of the 1950s to the 1990s, is packed full of pictures from over 40 years.

Copy Pictures From A New Book By Mr Bob Booth, King's Lynn A Scrapbook of the 1950s to the 1990s..St John's Terrace
Copy Pictures From A New Book By Mr Bob Booth, King's Lynn A Scrapbook of the 1950s to the 1990s..St John's Terrace

Many of the pictures are taken from the huge archive of the Lynn News, with others courtesy of West Norfolk Council and the EDP.

Amateur historian Bob, an 81-year-old retired record shop owner, has published several books focusing on Lynn’s recent past, highlighting the enormous changes it underwent in the late 20th century.

He previously authored King’s Lynn In Colour with proceeds going to charities and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

King Street in the 1960s looking South
King Street in the 1960s looking South

This will be a surefire winner of a stocking filler for those seeking some nostalgia

King’s Lynn, A Scrapbook of the 1950s to the 1990s, can be obtained from WH Smith in Lynn, (and Waterstones when it reopens).

Front Cover of the Book, showing Allen and Neale (Chemists) Ltd 55 High Street, King's Lynn
Front Cover of the Book, showing Allen and Neale (Chemists) Ltd 55 High Street, King's Lynn

It is priced £12.99 and can also be purchased online at www.trickysampublishing.co.uk.

Top Photo: Broad Street Work in progress..Bottom Photo: The Spiral car park ramp is shown behind the south side of the shops.
Top Photo: Broad Street Work in progress..Bottom Photo: The Spiral car park ramp is shown behind the south side of the shops.


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