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WATCH: Video and pictures of Lowestoft under lockdown

PUBLISHED: 10:57 26 April 2020 | UPDATED: 10:57 26 April 2020

An empty children's carousel in Lowestoft during the Coronavirus lockdown. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

An empty children's carousel in Lowestoft during the Coronavirus lockdown. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Copyright: Archant 2020

Scenes that only a month ago were strange are becoming increasingly familiar, as the country sits at home during its fifth weekend under lockdown.

The empty Lowestoft Railway Station due to a reduced service during the Coronavirus lockdown. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYThe empty Lowestoft Railway Station due to a reduced service during the Coronavirus lockdown. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A sunny Saturday afternoon in Lowestoft, late spring, when the streets and beach would normally be busy - but photos and video show the town in a state of suspended animation.

Signs in the train station announce ‘Welcome to Lowestoft’ but nobody arrives to read them.

Along High Street and London Road notices in shop and restaurant windows all say variations of the same thing: Sorry, we are closed for now.

For how long? We don’t know yet.

Lowestoft's McDonalds remains closed during the Coronavirus lockdown. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYLowestoft's McDonalds remains closed during the Coronavirus lockdown. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

On the seafront a merry-go-round is for now a merry-go-nowhere, while on the beach, normally a magnet on sunny days for dog walkers and children, the only thing that moves is the waves.

At the entrance to Pleasurewood Hills a pair of signs on the locked gates say: Stop!

Life is frozen, suspended by the outbreak.

The deserted Royal Plain in Lowestoft during the Coronavirus lockdown. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYThe deserted Royal Plain in Lowestoft during the Coronavirus lockdown. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The empty Lowestoft beach during the Coronavirus lockdown. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYThe empty Lowestoft beach during the Coronavirus lockdown. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The quiet promenade in Lowestoft during the Coronavirus lockdown. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYThe quiet promenade in Lowestoft during the Coronavirus lockdown. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Kessingland Beach Holiday Park closed like all the holiday and caravan parks during the Coronavirus lockdown. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYKessingland Beach Holiday Park closed like all the holiday and caravan parks during the Coronavirus lockdown. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The closed entrance to Pleasurewood Hills in Lowestoft during the Coronavirus lockdown. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYThe closed entrance to Pleasurewood Hills in Lowestoft during the Coronavirus lockdown. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY


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