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February 27, 2015

Kings Lynn Norfolk Review

Filed under: England,Facts,History,United Kingdom — Tags: , , — needahand @ 10:31 am

King’s Lynn Norfolk Review – The Georgian age endures in most of King’s Lynn in East Anglia, in a range of smart facades everywhere in the old heart of the town. And yet King’s Lynn, or ‘Lynn’ as it is most often called by natives, is far more olden than the eighteenth century. Lying on the east bank of the River Great Ouse, it was already a harbour by the time of the 1086 Domesday Book, at which time it was known as Luna or Lena It was granted a charter in 1204 by King John, and by thirteen forty seven it was prosperous enough to supply nineteen ships for the English fleet, at a time that London supplied twenty four.

In the Dark Ages the town was referred to as Bishop’s Lynn in fifteen thirty seven the title was altered to King’s Lynn by order of King Henry VIII. The church of St Margaret’s was originally constructed in around 1100, and it is an assortment of architectural styles, it has a ‘Gothic’ nave put up in the mid-18th century, as a storm sent the spire crashing down across the earlier nave. The Town Hall, near the church, was at first the Holy Trinity Guildhall, erected in the early 15th century.

King’s Lynn’s treasure is presented in the Regalia RoomsRooms in the medieval undercroft. The St George’s Guildhall, in King Street, was constructed in the early 14th century and is proclaimed to be the greatest medieval guildhall in the country to have survived undamaged. It is owned by the National Trust and serves as the HQ of Lynn’s annual summer time fair. The theatre in the upper area of the Guildhall carries on an ancient theatrical tradition, and it’s claimed that Shakespeare himself had performances there. Both the Guildhall and Town Hall are built of flint in an outstanding black and white chequer pattern.

Map of Norfolk East Anglia

February 16, 2015

Finding a Good Tradesman

Filed under: England,Scotland,Services,Uncategorized,United Kingdom — needahand @ 7:35 am
Floor Tiler

Floor Tiler

Finding a Good Tradesman – Whenever you need stuff done around the house especially stuff that you don’t know anything about, it can be tricky to decide who to contact to get the work done. The common trend is to use one of the well advertised trade review websites (we like Rated People), where you can post a job and get free quotes from local tradesmen.

You can also look at reviews by former clients, to see how specific tradesmen preformed. There are a wide range of tradesmen to choose from in a huge range of trades, so you should be able to find someone in your area, for whatever you need doing.

Obviously there are more plumbers, electricians and general builders than anything, but you can also find more obscure trades like stonemasons, wrought iron metalworkers and floor tilers. So when you are looking to have some work done, pop along to a site like Rated People and see what you can find.

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