NORTH EAST SUFFOLK PHOTOGRAPHS AND ILLUSTRATIONS
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- Held At: Suffolk Record Office
- Reference Number: 1300
- Date: 1785-1999
- Level: Collection
- Extent: 5,690 images
- Description: This is a composite and growing collection of around 5,600 images was built up by the former Lowestoft Borough Library and continued by the Suffolk Record Office Lowestoft branch. It forms a pictorial record of the town of Lowestoft and the surrounding parishes over the last two hundred years. The collection primarily comprises of photographs, but there are also a significant number of postcards, as well as engravings and prints and a few negatives.
The emphasis is naturally on the town of Lowestoft, with circa 3,500 such images, but there is ample coverage of the other towns in the Waveney district (Beccles, Bungay, Halesworth and Southwold), with local villages are also represented. The collection has also strayed further afield to cover the seaside parish of Aldeburgh and the south Norfolk parishes which border Suffolk and form the broads network.
Shipping and the fishing industry, until recently the primary economic activities in Lowestoft, feature heavily. The holiday industry, entertainments and coastal erosion, sports, street scenes and prominent buildings are also covered. Many local personalities, such as librarians, lifeboat men, footballers, clergy, and teachers, and national and international figures also appear.
- Terms:Coastal erosion
- Terms:Lifeboat crew members
- Terms:Football players
- Terms:Famous people
- Access Status: Open
- Contact: Suffolk Archives, The Hold, 131 Fore Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 1LR
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