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Dockside Dandies

PUBLISHED: 09:56 28 May 2008 | UPDATED: 20:29 05 July 2010

THANKS to The Journal for keeping the history of the Lowestoft fishing boys coloured suits alive.

A special thanks must go to the researcher Peter Wylie.

THANKS to The Journal for keeping the history of the Lowestoft fishing boys coloured suits alive.

A special thanks must go to the researcher Peter Wylie. He has put a terrific amount of work into his own project on this unique period of time in Lowestoft's history even accomplishing a spot on the Radio 4 programme “Making History”.

Peter intends to carry on with his project and no doubt funding will come into the issue and as these young boys spent most of their hard earned money in the town making tailors, public houses and taxi firms prosper and Lowestoft's economy also benefited, it would be nice if he could be helped in some way for his future research.

It had, like the fishing industry, all but been forgotten, but Peter made us all dig into our old albums and photo boxes looking for our long past images of being Dockside Dandies.

And after 46 years I met Joe Neeve, the tailor who measured me up for several of my own suits. So let's not forget this special moment in the town's great history and give Peter some help in his projects of not forgetting those colourful young boys who helped make history.

TREVOR DURRANT

Mount Pleasant

Lowestoft

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