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Take a stroll through Southwold 100 years ago


You can pick a street from the drop-down list below or click on its name on the map. So far, 34 streets have been tackled (those marked with *). The others just have 'place-holder' pages. Please have patience; we're working on the rest!

Construction of This website is still in progress. We have released it in this interim form to give all those with an interest in the local history of Southwold the opportunity to comment and contribute.

10 January 2015


New feature on Rope Making in Southwold

Substantial updates to The Manor House, 65 High Street

Black Mill and White Mill on Southwold Common are both now online.

Nos 51 to 59 High Street have now been substantially updated - but there are still gaps and uncertainties. Can you help?

A new picture and memories of Muriel Hurr at 53 High Street

New information and pictures for 33 Station Road and 12 Queen Street

Local photographer, Stephen Wolfenden, has generously given Southwold & Son access to the entire portfolio of photographs from his trio of Southwold books - 'To the Town', 'The Town Revisited' and 'It's that Town Again'. We are adding these to the site a few at a time.

1957 - 1958 Ordnance Survey map provided by

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