The above photograph is quite large and comes from a Victorian album I recently bought. It is the first in the album, and is labelled (in faded pencil) as ‘The Lodge – North Lynn’.
All photographs are firmly stuck to cardboard pages and the subject matter varies from groups of people and unknown buildings, to copies of etchings and church interiors.
I would love to know who the people in the carriage are and how they are connected to the Lodge. Look carefully at the right-hand side and you will see someone, possibly a maid, holding the gate open. And in the far distance are buildings that resemble a farm (the subject of my next blog post).
With help from members of the King’s Lynn Forums, I am almost certain it is the Lodge marked on the 1906 Ordnance Survey map of Norfolk, England:
‘Reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland’
Map Images Website
Earlier maps also show a building in the same location, just North of King’s Lynn and close to the Coastguard Station on the banks of the River Ouse. The building can still be seen on Google Maps. But apart from location, its history remains hidden for now.