Monday, 20 July 2015

King's Lynn Wartime Weekend

We misread this, thinking it was only Sunday! Off we went over to King's Lynn on Sunday morning for a quick visit (Davis Cup shortly after noon!). Finally managed to get to see the underground shelter on the Tuesday Market Place:
The above pictures shows one of the numerous toilets. I am assuming they were probably just buckets, newspaper and hopefully a curtain for privacy? One of very few shots of us walking around that came out, even with a flash!

Once outside we visted the marquee where entertainment and refreshments were being served. They also had one or two stalls there. Outside were Dad's Army:
Some workers walking past a 'pretend' Spitfire:
There were a few cars. We liked this one:
Complete with a few baked goods:
There was also an Anderson Shelter:

There were other events happening around town. In the Town Hall you could lie in a Morrison Shelter like the one here
There was also singing and dancing going on on the Quayside and a tea dance was proposed for the afternoon.

As I said at the start, we didn't stay long as we wanted to get back to watch the final one or two singles matches of the David Cup.




6 comments:

  1. That looks like a fun event! But maybe you could have told them a thing or two about wartime rationing.

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  2. Wish we had known about this, could have left home an hour earlier on Saturday and detoured via 'Lynn to have a look.

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  3. That looks like fun but as Frugally Challenged said, perhaps they should have contacted you to pick your knowledge! X

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  4. Could well have done, there were only a few stalls, nothing like you would normally get at such events and no one discussing rations!

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  5. How lovely. Didn't Andy Murray & Co do well.

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    1. Yes they did although I got quite anxious for Andy as I thought he was going to drop!

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