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Take a stroll through Southwold 100 years ago

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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.
Email: barry@southwoldandson.co.uk

LAST UPDATED:
10 AUGUST 2015

We are very sad to report that Ronnie Waters whose researches formed the nucleus of,
and inspiration for this site, died on 2nd February 2015 aged 91.
Read his obituary in The Guardian Online 16 March 201
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LATEST ADDITIONS:

New information on the history of 'The Victoria'
in East Street

Our history of 'The Dutch Barn' (now known as 'The Sail Loft') is pretty much complete

140 year history of the Doy family business in Lorne Road

Substantial updates to The Manor House, 65 High Street

SPECIAL FEATURES:

'The Night the Sea Came' - First-hand memories of the 1953 Floods in Ferry Road

Memories of Mildred Button - Daughter of a Marlborough Road draper during the First World War

Southwold's Rope & Twine Industry

The Wenhaston Millions - Southwold's year of collective delusion

 

1957 - 1958 Ordnance Survey map provided by www.old-maps.co.uk

   
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