Memories of Lowestoft
My mum Ruby Osbourne born in 1913 and her brothers and sisters grew up in Lowestoft. She married my dad a sailor in the Royal Navy and was then Ruby Pearce. She later moved to Wiltshire with my two brothers due to the Second World War. I as a child have so many happy memories of Lowestoft staying on the North Denes ...Read full memory
My parents both worked here after they left school. In fact, I think it was during this time that they started courting. This would be in the 1930s. About 60 years later, our oldest grand-daughter was to work here, as well, in the 1990s. Young Rebecca was thrilled that she had followed in her great-grandparents' footsteps.
When I was a young girl my dad used to work on the trawlers out of Lowestoft. I remember getting a telegram for my birthday from him when he was at sea on the Suffolk Warrior. His name was Cecil but everyone called him 'Skip', he came from Hunstanton in Norfolk. He has recently died and I wonder if anyone from the days of the trawlers remembers him.
Not exact on the dates but went to Lowestoft from Norwich on the steam train for our annual day out by the seaside. We saw the Punch & Judy, watched the men fish off the quay and went to the Kensington gardens (?) for a ride on the motor boats. There was then a long walk at the time to get back to the station after a lovely day out.