GreenWoman

By GreenWoman

Ship Ahoy!

These ships lanterns on the Crown & Mitre pub in Kings Lynn are certainly striking.

I wonder if the name 'Crown & Mitre' is a reflection on the change of the town's name from Bishop's Lynn to King's Lynn in 1537? This was because the town was the property of the Bishops of Norwich before it was surrendered to King Henry VIII.

We had planned to go to Blickling Hall today, but neither of us felt like the long-ish drive. Despite the poor weather forecast, the weather was pleasant whilst we were in Lynn and oh, what a shame we had to have lunch at Prezzo!

It's always a pleasure to wander round the old part of town. It's easy to imagine what the waterfront would have been like when my ancestors were Master Mariners from Lynn in the 1800s.

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