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IN OLD KING'S LYNN, FORMERLY ONE OF ENGLAND'S GREATEST SEAPORTS

IN OLD KING'S LYNN, FORMERLY ONE OF ENGLAND'S GREATEST SEAPORTS

We come into the town of King's Lynn - called, until the Reformation, Lynn Episcopi, because a Bishop of Norwich founded a priory here - by the South Gate. Now we are in a place of former greatness. Its position on a navigable estuary which connected with miles of inland navigation, whence goods could reach as far as Stamford, or Barton Mills in Suffolk, made Lynn almost a rival of Bristol and London. The railways took most of its trade away, but such fine old houses as we see here in King Street call to mind the prosperity of old days.

Other pictures from The Cambridge, Ely & King's Lynn Road


AT DOWNHAM MARKET
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