Published: 1st SEPTEMBER 2022

Portrait Benches in King's Lynn

The Portrait Benches project commemorates local heroes nominated by their communities by immortalising them as life-sized steel figures. You'll find them on National Cycle Network routes across the UK. This latest iteration of the project is in celebration of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

Portrait benches showing Richard Burton, Rob Brydon and Dick Wagstaff at Quoits Wood Crossing in the Afan Valley

Portrait Bench figures can be found on National Cycle Network routes all across the UK.

As part of the Portrait Benches project, we're celebrating late footballer and local legend Malcolm Lindsay alongside staff at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHS Foundation Trust.


King’s Lynn sits on Route 1 of the National Cycle Network.

This meandering route of over 1,200 miles hugs the east coast of England to reach the Scottish Highlands.

Follow this route north east on a disused railway. At the village of Castle Rising, you’ll find a 12th century keep and 17th century almshouses.

Continue north to Sandringham, the Queen’s beautiful country retreat.

At Snettisham, you can leave the waymarked route and head west for the coast and the wildlife haven of RSPB Snettisham.

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Celebrating King's Lynn's local heroes

Portrait Bench sculpture outline design of Malcolm Lindsay

Malcolm Lindsay

Footballer Malcolm Lindsay was born in 1939 and holds the club record of 321 goals in 749 games for King’s Lynn Town FC.

A natural goalscorer, he went on to help Cambridge United FC reach the professional Football League in 1970.

Malcolm was a local hero in King’s Lynn, and ran The Bentinck and several nearby pubs alongside his wife, Pat.

He sadly passed away in March 2022 at the age of 82.

Portrait Bench sculpture outline design of an NHS nurse

Staff at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn

Staff at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust are at the heart of the local community.

From nurses to doctors, porters to caterers, administrative staff to allied health professionals, each of the 4,587 employees have been vital in caring for King’s Lynn through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

They stand alongside the more than 1.3 million selfless NHS staff members supporting us every day across the UK.

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