St Margaret's Church And The Shambles 1891, Kings Lynn
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On the 1st August 2006 I went to Kings Lynn for the first time since 1935, to visit St Margaret's Church. I was christened there 5th February 1935. My Grandfather lived at 14 Priory Lane Kings Lynn. Is there anyone who knew the Crook Family from that time? Noel Crook
Lynn in The Thirties
My mother, before her marriage, lived with her parents at 2 Whitefriars Terrace, near Kings Lynn docks. Her father, Arthur Henry Drew, was master of a small coaster, the Lizzie and Annie, working along the east coast. She had a long working life, having been built in 1877, and was broken up in 1971.
On our visits to my grandparents in the thirties I spent much time on the dockside and river bank, watching the ships. At that time there was a piece of land there separated from the mainland by a narrow creek, with a swing bridge across it, now gone, I think.
Kings Lynn suffered from the attentions of the Luftwaffe during the war, and I think several houses in Whitefriars Terrace were destroyed.
I always looked forward to having some marsh samphire, an edible plant that grew on the Ouse mud flats, and was delighted to find some again many years later while sailing in Chichester harbour.
Wonderful memories of Saturday morning pictures - we would all line up outside the Majestic Picture House as it was called and monitors would walk up and down the line to make sure we were not too noisy and kept us in our place, for sixpence we would see cartoons and a feature film, cowboys or my favourite Flash Gordon, always a cliff hanger ending that brought you back the following week to see if he made it, which he always did, wonderful times, and I'm sure our parents loved Saturday mornings also, got us out of their hair for a few hours, money well spent.