The Suffolk Archives statement on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on its services is available to read here.
It wasn’t until the 1980s that holidays abroad became common. Flights became affordable for more people, providing a quick and easy way to travel to the continent. Since then, people have enjoyed long distance holidays in Europe and beyond.
In March 2020 however, the travel industry came to a halt when Covid-19 was declared a global pandemic and people were strongly advised against all but essential international travel.
As the future of holidaying is uncertain, take a look back at some ‘stay at home’ holidays from the past. From trips to the Victorian seaside to camping and caravanning in the 1960s, you can explore what holidaying was like in Suffolk before air travel became popular.