Heritage Open Day 1: Start of Play

Yesterday was Heritage Open Day, and King’s Lynn was magnificently en fete for the occasion. It is unfortunate that almost every mode of arrival into King’s Lynn exposes one to ghastly rubbish because once you get beyond the products of 1960s architectural vandalism King’s Lynn still has more historic and interesting sites than almost any other town of comparable size that I can think of.

There were so many wonderful things to see that a) I barely scratched the surface and b) I have so many fine photographs that the only way to present this is as a series of posts.

I arrived at the Tuesday Market Place just about dead on 10AM start time, and took some photos of classic cars which were on display there as part of the occasion before and during queueing for my first target of the day, a World War II air raid shelter directly beneath the market place.

My nest post will feature the air-raid shelter as captured by Nikon P520 Coolpix but meantime to get an early feel for the kind of day it was enjoy these photos…

Racing Car Cooper ??????????

This early Ford is a fine vehicle
This early Ford is a fine vehicle
Cooper
This 1909 Cooper was the star of the classic cars, but plenty of other fine specimens were also on display.
Cooper
This 1909 Cooper was the star of the classic cars, but plenty of other fine specimens were also on display.

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Later in the day music would blare forth from this shelter
Later in the day music would blare forth from this shelter
Twin Atlantas
These two Atlantas made a fine photo

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Cooper Poster
This poster explains the significance of the Cooper

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This vehicle gives an idea of why cars were once termed "horseless carriages"
This vehicle gives an idea of why cars were once termed “horseless carriages”

Tuesday Market Place Mascot - close up

Author: Thomas

I am branch secretary of NAS West Norfolk and #actuallyautistic (diagnosed 10 years ago at the comparatively advanced age of 31). I am a keen photographer, so that most of my own posts contain photos. I am a keen cricket fan and often write about that subject. I also focus a lot on politics and on nature.

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