On Thursday the 22nd September 2022 the Mayor of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, Councillor Lesley Bambridge officially opened our third office on 1 King Street, King’s Lynn.
The Mayor started the proceedings with an explanation of our new office, a two storey brick house built around 1670 for Sir John Turner with a facade dating from around 1750. Sir John Turner, the local MP and three-time Mayor, then had one of the most recognisable buildings in King’s Lynn, the Customs House (used as a merchants exchange) constructed next door to his house 1 King Street, King’s Lynn. Turner also employed local architect Henry Bell to build the Duke’s Head on the Tuesday Market Place so that the merchants visiting the town would have a respectable place to stay! The Mayor had researched that Sir John Turner’s nephew Sir John Turner (2nd Baronet of Warham) had a grandfather called Thomas Allen, so it was obviously meant to be.
We were honoured to welcome the Mayor and her team, friends, family, clients, professional connections, local historian Dr. Paul Richards, our new neighbours from King Street, Purfleet Brasserie who supplied the food, Rose Garden Flowers for the amazing banister display and flowers, the West Norfolk Artists Association who supplied beautiful paintings of Kings Lynn and surrounding Norfolk, local press, the KL Magazine, the old owners Sowerbys and our chosen Charity Norfolk & Waveney Mind.
Read more about the brand new office opening in the Lynn News by clicking HERE.