Aldeburgh, High Street 1894
Photo ref: 33362
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More about this scene

The poet George Crabbe was born in Aldeburgh in 1754. His poem about the embittered fisherman Peter Grimes inspired an opera by a much later and better known resident, Benjamin Britten. Just 14 years after this photograph was taken, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, the first woman Doctor of Medicine, became first woman mayor of an English borough when she took up office in Aldeburgh in 1908.

A Selection of Memories from Aldeburgh

For many years now, we've been inviting visitors to our website to add their own memories to share their experiences of life as it was, prompted by the photographs in our archive. Here are some from Aldeburgh

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In the 60's the tower was derelict but us children could get across the very unsafe wooden bridge across the moat and explore the inside. Very dangerous with rotten floors and deep drops!
This little girl could be me! I spent many happy hours playing with my model boat here, while visiting my grandmother, Ruth Knowles from Fawcett Road in the town. What happy memories!