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30th June 2016

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Today I met David Norman the Chairman of the King's Lynn & District Branch of the Royal British Legion and he needs your help.

Tomorrow along with the rest of the nation they will remembering those who lost their lives in the Battle of the Somme 100 years ago to the day.5 7,470 casualties were recorded in just one day, the largest number ever recorded by British Forces in just one day.

It's a very important day and your help is needed for the procession form All Saints Church to Tower Gardens where Reefs will be laid and members of the public will also be able to light a  candle at the memorial.  From then a light will be taken to Greyfriars Tower and left in the window for 141 days, the duration of the Battle of the Somme.

However to complete the ceremony it's important the Last Post is played and at present the Legion don't have a Cornet player to do so, are you able to help, can you play?  Please visit our Facebook Page and let us know if you can.

 

To be part of the procession be at All Saints Church by 6:15pm.  

 

Posted by Simon Rowe at 10:32am

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How much do you know about where you live?

29th June 2016

Over the past month or so I've been helping the children at West Raynham Primary School learn about the village where they live and you can listen to some of their discoveries below but how much how much do you know about your Town or Village?

 

What about the rest of West Norfolk, Wisbech and Fakenham?

 

Alan Thompkins

King Charles 1 hid in Downham when on the run after the Battle of Naisby. He also had his hair cut short at a barbers in the town to avoid being recognised.

 

David Thrower

I lived in Wormegay where there used to be a Motte and Bailey Castle. Hence the name Castle Road nowadays but was once Front Street.

 

Geoff in Hillington

Houghton Hall near King’s Lynn house the largest collection of Toy Soldiers in the world? The figures number more than 20,000

 

Brian in Lynn

The Golden Lion Hotel was the first building in Hunstanton back in 1846

 

Janet in Outwell

Toby the train from Thomas and Friends was based on the trains that ran on the railway from Outwell to Wisbech

 

Kevin Holland

My business is based in a 200yrs old fisherman's shed in Magdalen. It used to be centre of the Village fishing industry and up until the 50's, 8 families made a living from catching fish in the river. The boats were moored on the river and when the Tidal Bore came down the river the fishermen would drop their nets and the fish would come to them on the incoming tide.

 

Margaret Clarke

When I was a little girl there was a swimming pool in the Walks, King’s Lynn

 

Nigel Yates

 I live in Great Massingham famous for its ww2 RAF base, its ducks and the KLFM 96.7 transmitter.

 

Marie Connell

I live in Sporle and a plane from the war crashed in the field behind my house. It was a British plane and the crew got lost in fog after a bombing raid. They were trying to return back to their base in Lincolnshire. Unfortunately the crew all died of their injuries at the community hospital in Swaffham a few days later.

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by Simon Rowe at 10:07am

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Selfie update

28th June 2016

Have I had a selfie with you yet?  My quest for 10,000 continues and nothing can stand in my way, there's been Fire Walking in Gayton, evil Queens in at the Corn Exchange, wind turbines to climb in Swaffham but I'm still standing.  That's more than can be said for the Selfie Board and around 6 Selfie sticks so far...

Selfie in HalfOoops!

My wife patched up the board an it lived to tell the tale, however the guys at KL.FM took pity on me and now I have a shiny new one to take the final 4000 or so.

My current total is 6119 and over the next few days here's how you can join in the fun and also get in the draw for that Ipad.

June

Wednesday 29th - College of West Anglia with students

Thursday 30th - King Edward VII Academy - Judging XFactor

 

July

Friday 1st - Trolley Dash for the Food Bank at Tesco Hardwick

Saturday 2nd - Festival Too

Monday 4th - Hosting Freebridge Community Awards

 

See all the Selfies here

 

 

 

 

Posted by Simon Rowe at 9:44am

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Runcton Holme Primary England Team talk

27th June 2016

On Friday I took my Selfie board to Runcton Holme Primary to help celebrate the Queens 90th at the school and judge their amazing portraits of Her Majesty which you can see below, I also spoke to the boys and girls about tonight’s big match for England against Iceland.  I hope Roy Hodgson pays attention to their advice for the team, they make a lot of sense, well some of them!

 

Now enjoy thier gallery...

Runcton Holme Primary - The Quee

 Click to see the rest here.

Or take at a look at their Selfies here

 

 

Posted by Simon Rowe at 9:31am

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Festival Too - Fireworks

26th June 2016

Wow the fireworks last night at Festival Too on King's Staith Square were really something speical.   If you risked the weather you'll know how great they were, as it was the rain passed and was a great evening filled with live music, laughs and some big bangs.

Watch the display below...

Posted by Simon Rowe at 8:12am

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