Lowestoft, The Pier Miniature Railway c.1955
Photo ref: L105076
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The imposing Royal Norfolk and Suffolk Yacht Club stands sentinel at the entrance to Lowestoft pier as holidaymakers enjoy a ride in the open carriages pulled by a miniature locomotive steaming along to the end of the pier. An old man is pushed in his wheelchair, and two infants ride in an early folding perambulator.

An extract from Norfolk Broads Photographic Memories.

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This selection of vintage photographs shows some of our finest piers in their heyday, recalling their glory days when seaside piers were at the heart of the traditional British family holiday.

Norfolk Broads Photographic Memories

Norfolk Broads Photographic Memories

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A Selection of Memories from Lowestoft

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 Lowestoft

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I have on my wall a photograph featuring my late parents, Rex and Barbara Grimmer just after they were married standing on the bridge with the Japanese style building still standing. This was in the early 50’s, and I can recall it from my youth.
Lived at Harris Avevue in the 50s,near the Packers and PC Dack?
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 camping site, listening to stories of mums school days and how she fell down Corton Cliffs and was ...see more
My grandad was a shipsmith and worked in Lowestoft for Cosalt my mother was born there and they lived in Norwich Road in 1911. In 1914 moved to Padstow.I would like any information about the how that came about.