British People In Hot Weather

26Jul08

St Nicholas Chapel, King's Lynn

A hot cloudless day yesterday so I decided to hide away in the church next door, well I say church – actually the Chapel of St Nicholas (I don’t know what the difference is and having just googled it I’m still none the wiser). Anyways the Chapel was originally built in 1146 and is seemingly still going strongish albeit that it’s in a state of decay that’s not unusual for a building of it’s age. It’s big claim to fame mind is the sight of a tombstone naming a certain Robinson Cruso. Which becomes more significant given Daniel Defoe’s visit to the town in 1724 – he called it “beautiful, well built and well situated” (although I’m sure he would have considered the new town centre a vast improvement).



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