Archive for the ‘King’s Lynn’ Category

01553 828277 0 Calls Jnc Old A17, PCO1, Hay Green Road South, Terrington St. Clement PE34 4PU – While looking through the local paper last week I came a across a full page ‘Notification under section 49(4) of the Communications Act 2003’. This notification details the “proposal by British Telecommunications plc for the removal of […]


This building in my hometown has always intrigued me. It’s been largely empty for as long as I can remember, albeit with a popular car servicing and repair company working out the back. So it was good to learn that today it’s been granted a grade II listed status from Historic England (they don’t always make […]


In Town Tonight

24Jan19

A while ago (although not as far into the past as the evidence above would suggest – twitter it seems is feeling nostalgic) a good friend pointed me in the direction of a tweet from comedian Mark Steel, principally because Mrs Weir and I live on the periphery of the “major international Norfolk hub” that […]


Exhibition openings in my hometown are somewhat few and far between, so it’s pleasing that one such event last weekend was dedicated to a subject that has become an increasing obsession with me, namely the flatlands. Of the six artists responding “to the idea of flatness” Rhona Fleming’s work was what I found most intriguing, with a […]


Where Art Thou?

12May16

Sadly my hometown isn’t awash with art. The local Arts Centre recently closed down having struggled on for the last few years, and the alternatives are few and far between (although somewhat unexpectedly we do have a new gallery arriving soon, opening with an exhibition of work by Roger Ackling and Richard Long). So it’s both […]


Living on the edge of the flatlands does occasionally present Mrs Weir and I with problems we can do little about. One of those problems is the possibility of being introduced to a life aquatic. Normally it’s an unlikely prospect however a low pressure system, high tides and strong northerly winds does if nothing else make the […]


Hometown Glory

17Aug14

One of Great Yarmouth’s finest exports recently pointed me in the direction of Here’s England, a book originally published in 1950 which is “aimed squarely at American travelers – it’s replete with history, architecture and practical travel information, but first and foremost it’s a book to be read for sheer enjoyment.” Having now tracked down […]