Lynn In The Thirties - a Memory of King's Lynn.
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.
A memory shared by on Jan 16th, 2011.
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