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History

The history and traditions of Lowestoft, and its society, including that of some of today's companies and businesses. It's in the early stages. Stories, information, and local links all about Lowestoft History

Visit our new project Our Fallen. Try the Historic High Street Stroll where you can click on a building and find out some key facts about its history. And if it's a business, what it can do for you. Try the Timeline to look at some key dates in our history. Just scroll or swipe down the page, or click on the 'related topic' below, or use the highlighted menus above.

And check out stories with a connection to the area's history, from Heritage Action Zone to walks along The Scores. Want to add information? Or suggest a link? Just email us with the details using the [Got a comment] block on any story

  

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The Town of Lowestoft c. 1720This map was created by Ivan Bunn (former archival assistant at the North Suffolk Record Office, Lowestoft) and the…

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As a way of sharing how the project goes, getting feedback and also documenting this year long National Archives Suffolk initiative  

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Roger Hill was a Lowestoft merchant of the second half of the sixteenth century, whose burial was recorded in the parish registers on 13 September…

Mar 1972 The present Bascule Bridge was lowered into position during the weekend of 18th-19th December 1971. The bridge itself opened to traffic on…

A Millenium Heritage project from 1999 has been restored and saved by LO&N. It can be viewed here and even has its audio files updated to a…