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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.

11 APRIL 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


140 year history of the Doy family business in Lorne Road

Summer holidays at the Dutch Barn between the wars

New feature on Rope Making in Southwold

Substantial updates to The Manor House, 65 High 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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