Speedway, Seahenge and Star Wars – All Our Yesterdays

All Our Yesterdays July 4, part one:

July 2013: This was the scene at Lynn Town Hall marking the end of an era for the Lynn Stars Study Centre, which was being closed by Norfolk County Council Children’s Services because of budget cuts. The centre, based at the Providence Street Community Centre, had opened in 2006, offering out-of-school courses to help children from local schools develop an enthusiasm for learning.

These Year 7 pupils from Springwood High School were praised by Borough Mayor Elizabeth Watson and speedway boss Buster Chapman. Photo: MLNF-13AM07140

King's Lynn Study Centre. MLNF-13AM07140
King’s Lynn Study Centre. MLNF-13AM07140

July 1999: Final preparations for the removal of the central stump from the Holme timber circle are made.

But it was another 24 hours before it was taken from its 4,000-year resting place after the suitability of lifting gear was called into question.

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Holme timber circle. MLNF-990723320A
Holme timber circle. MLNF-990723320A

July 1999: This was the official opening of the new £150,000 William Day Centre in Tilney St Lawrence, a purpose-built extension to the village hall providing day care for the frail elderly and young people with physical disabilities.

Back row from left, Paul Scotten (chairman of the trustees), Sandra Simpson (manager), Ian Pullen (team manager for community care); front, Susan Goodley (whose family were the landowners) and chairman of social services Joan Fowler.

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Tilney St Lawrence. MLNF-990719713A
Tilney St Lawrence. MLNF-990719713A

July 1999: Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, widely tipped as a box office smash, finally arrived in West Norfolk and some fans were queueing for more than three hours for the first screening at Lynn’s Majestic Cinema.

This is the queue later in the day.


Star Wars. MLNF-990722623A
Star Wars. MLNF-990722623A

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