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Civic reception celebrates railway anniversary

Cllr Carol Bower at a civic reception to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the electrification of the railway in King's Lynn

Published: Friday, 27th October 2017

Cllr Carol Bower, the Mayor of King's Lynn & West Norfolk, held a civic reception to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the electrification of the railway in King's Lynn.

The borough council was closely involved in the campaign that successfully brought electrification to the railway in King's Lynn in 1992, along with a range of local businesses and organisations.

Pictured above are:

Paul Marsh, who photographed the official launch of the electrified railway in 1992; Graeme Pratt, King's Lynn railway station manager; Cllr Andy Tyler; Peter Jermany; Adrian Parker, who was a borough council planner in 1992; Cllr Carol Bower, the mayor; Robert Stripe, current president of the Fen Line Users Association and chairman in 1992; Malcolm Powell, ex-editor of the Lynn News; Alan Gazdjik, owner of the Country Line station buffet; Cllr Brian Long; Ray Harding; Cllr Colin Sampson.

Cllr Bower is holding the cake specially baked by Paul Brandon, past mayor and current honorary alderman. Alan Gajdzik is holding the special plaque he was presented with to mark his business' presence over many years in King's Lynn's railway station.

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