Iconic views of Lowestoft and Beccles from the 50s to 90s

An aerial view of Lowestoft beach on a busy Bank Holiday Monday taken in August 1952. Picture: Archa

An aerial view of Lowestoft beach on a busy Bank Holiday Monday taken in August 1952. Picture: Archant Library.

These old photos found in the Archant archives show town scenes in Lowestoft and Beccles from the 50s to 90s.

Shops in Smallgate, Beccles, taken in April 1968. Picture: Archant library.

Shops in Smallgate, Beccles, taken in April 1968. Picture: Archant library. - Credit: Archant

And many of the views and shops can still be seen today.

We would love to see more of your old photographs, so take a look back through your albums and share your favourites with us.

Sitting outside the King's Head Hotel in Beccles in 1988. Picture: Archant library.

Sitting outside the King's Head Hotel in Beccles in 1988. Picture: Archant library. - Credit: Archant

You can upload them on our Lowestoft and Beccles Remembers Facebook group, which was launched a few months ago, or pop in and see us.

The Facebook group is in association with the Lowestoft Journal and the Beccles and Bungay Journal, and is a place where everyone is invited to share memories of days gone by.

Beccles from the top of the church tower. Date unknown. Picture: Archant library.

Beccles from the top of the church tower. Date unknown. Picture: Archant library.


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And as well as photos of Lowestoft and Beccles we would also love to see snaps from Southwold, Bungay, Halesworth and all the villages in between.

To find our page simply visit Facebook and search 'Lowestoft & Beccles Remembers'.

Lowestoft harbour and swing bridge, dated March 1966. Picture: Archant library.

Lowestoft harbour and swing bridge, dated March 1966. Picture: Archant library.

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When posting your photos please include as much information as you can, and if you don't know you can ask fellow members to help you out!

Pictures: ARCHANT LIBRARY

The detached tower of St Michael's Church, Beccles, which has been restored, taken in 1979. Picture:

The detached tower of St Michael's Church, Beccles, which has been restored, taken in 1979. Picture: Archant Library.

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