“Soup Soup, A Tasty Soup”
My hometown of King’s Lynn is to be honest a somewhat unassuming place.
Not that that’s necessarily a bad thing, it’s just that it is.
When drawn into conversation about where I’m from my answer is usually received with either a blank look or a vague recollection of a notoriously confusing roundabout system on the edge of town. And although this is perhaps a little harsh on a town destined never to compete with it’s past glories it’s perhaps not too harsh. That said if you explore the town no further than said roundabout you will, currently, be able to see what is arguably one of the most iconic buildings in the whole of East Anglia – namely the Campbell’s water tower.
Now I say currently because for some time now the tower has been under the ownership of the evil empire, aka Tesco, and as such destined for demolition in order to make way for additional shops and a hotel (be still my beating heart), however in yesterday’s paper it seems the local Civic Society has launched an admirable and ambitious campaign to save it. Too often these kind of organisations ignore everything but the quaintest, and usually oldest, buildings so more power to the Lynn Civic Society for getting behind a 20th Century building, a post war industrial one at that.
So keep you’re fingers crossed – and don’t just take my word that it’s worth a look.
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