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24 Facts About King's Lynn
King's Lynn originated on a constricted site south of where the River Great Ouse now discharges into the Wash.
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King's Lynn commissioned St Margaret's Church and authorised a market to be held on Saturday.
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King's Lynn suffered from outbreaks of plague, notably in 1516,1587,1597,1636 and finally in 1665.
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King's Lynn designed the Duke's Head Inn, North Runcton Church and Stanhoe Hall, having gained ideas while on travel in Europe as a young man.
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King's Lynn was no longer a major international port, but iron and timber were imported.
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The present Borough of King's Lynn and West Norfolk was an amalgamation of the Borough of King's Lynn, the urban districts of Downham Market and Hunstanton, and the rural districts of Docking, Downham, Freebridge Lynn, and Marshland.
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Great Ouse at King's Lynn is about 200 metres wide and the outfall for much of the Fens' drainage system.
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King's Lynn was the fastest growing port in Great Britain in 2008.
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Port of King's Lynn has facilities for dry bulk cargo such as cereals and liquid bulk products such as petroleum products for Pace Petroleum.
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King's Lynn has two local newspapers: the twice-weekly Lynn News owned by Iliffe Media, and Your Local Paper, a free weekly.
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King's Lynn helped to organise concerts of high-standard professional music.
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King's Lynn was a friend and lady-in-waiting to the Queen – later the Queen Mother – who agreed to become the festival patron and, in July 1951, officially opened the restored St George's Guildhall.
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King's Lynn remained an enthusiastic and active supporter and patron of the festival until her death in March 2002.
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King's Lynn Festival remains the premier music and arts festival in West Norfolk.
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King's Lynn Nets, formed in 2008, runs a programme in local competitions.
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