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Window Masters
Senior Football in King's Lynn 1879 - 2011
1879The club was reformed and played on The Walks Field. The club's history prior to this is not clear.

1881The Norfolk Football Association was founded in the town's Black Horse public house, situated in Chapel Street

1893Lynn lost to Wisbech 5-1 in an  'electric light' match in front of more than 5,000 fans.
Newspaper reports state segregation was now in place with season tickets costing two shillings for admission to the north and east sides of the ground and double that for the south and west.
Lynn won the Norfolk Senior Cup for the first time.

1896Lynn entered the Norfolk & Suffolk League. A covered stand was used at The Walks for the first time

1898Lynn's ground was closed for two weeks following crowd trouble in the match against Lowestoft.

1901Lynn reached the final of the FA Amateur Cup.

1903Lynn's ground was closed for four weeks following crowd trouble in the match against Yarmouth.

1905Original stand demolished and replaced by a wooden grandstand capable of seating 500. A sum of £250 was borrowed to employ builder William Smith and repaid from the proceeds of an FA Cup tie the following season against Aston Villa.

1906Lynn win Norfolk & Suffolk League for the first time.

1923First mention of Lynn playing in the now traditional Blue and Gold, prior to that black and white stripes and claret and blue seem to have been the norm.

1924First matchday programmes issued.

1935Lynn become founder members of the Eastern Counties League.

1946Lynn competed in the United Counties League

1948Lynn turn professional although the players were not full time. They return to the Eastern Counties League

1951A record attendance was recorded at The Walks of 12,937 for the visit of Exeter City in the FA Cup.

1954Lynn complete the double of Eastern Counties League and League Cup and  join the Midland League.
The Supporters' Club provide concrete terracing and shelter to accommodate 4,000 with seating for 780 on the north side of the ground

1955The Supporters' Cub begin a new project - a stand of brick and steel with seating for 1,400 and a front enclosure for a further 3,000. The plan was to have a ground that could provide covered accommodation for 8,000.

1956Mr Arthur Drewry, the Chairman of the Football Association and President of FIFA, opened the new stand. The stand had cost £27,000 to build and a crowd of more than 6,000 attended the opening and the Midland League game that followed.

1956-62 Lynn applied for Football League membership.
Admission to the Football League was by election from the other clubs. At the end of each season clubs at the bottom of the Football League were obliged to seek re-election along with non-league hopefuls wanting to join. Lynn's best result was in 1958 when they received two votes!.

1958Lynn joined the Southern League

1960The club was wound up and restarted as a limited company. Almost immediately a 'Save the Linnets' fund was launched - the target being £5,000 that was needed to see the club finish the season.

1962The club reach the third round of the FA Cup, losing to Division One Everton in front of 44,916 at Goodison Park.
Lynn were less fortunate in the league being relegated to Southern League Division One.

1963Floodlights used at The Walks for the first time.

1964Lynn promoted to Southern League Premier Division having finished Division One  runners-up to Folkestone Town.

1971Lynn relegated to Southern League Division One (North).

1980Lynn moved to Northern Premier League.

1983Lynn won the Northern Premier League President's Cup but never get the chance to defend it as they are moved to the Southern League Premier Division.

1985In September the club was liquidated and reformed under the name King's Lynn Football and Recreation Ltd.

1987Lynn relegated Southern League Midland Division.

1992Lynn players go on "strike" delaying kick-off in the match against Nuneaton Borough following the sacking of manager Shaun Farrow

1994The club was placed in administration after a long struggle with mounting debts.

1996Lynn promoted to Southern League Premier having been runners-up to Nuneaton

2001January saw the club go into administration, the Reserve side withdrew from the United Counties League in March, their fixtures not completed.

2002Lynn relegated to Southern League Eastern Division.

2004Southern League Eastern Division champions.
A crowd of 3,127 see Exeter City visit The Walks in the FA Trophy.

2005Southern League Cup winners

2006Oldham Athletic visit Lynn in a televised FA Cup tie watched by an attendance of 5,444.

2007A £350,000 renovation project began to renovate the grandstand roof and replace the wooden seating.

2008Southern League Premier Division champions, promoted to Conference North

2009Demoted to the UniBond League Premier Division for failing to undertake ground grading work in time to comply with league rules.
Floodlights upgraded to Football League standard.
High Court winding up order imposed on the club over an unpaid £77,000 tax bill to Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs.

2010 Following a bidding process, the Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk award a 25 year lease of The Walks to the company running the speedway stadium in King's Lynn.
Lynn FC, adopting the name King's Lynn Town Football Club, is formed.
The new club begins life in the Premier Division of the United Counties League, finishing the 2010-11 season in second place.