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There is still a mass of ephemeral material available from this period but I have restricted the content, as far as possible, to that with some specific local referemce.

Letters from Lowestoft - the weekly local news sent from a Lowestoft resident to his son, from November 1940 until the end of the war (too many pages to keep it within this site so on a child site - access from the above link).

Air Raid Precautions - a considerable source of ephemeral material from some very ephemeral leaflets through pamphlets, paperback and hardbound booklets.

Evacuation scheme - notices to householders about the scheme to evacuate children from the cities to quieter areas.

Other leaflets - leaflet distributed to households for purposes other than the above.

 

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Cuckoo air raid warning

1st February 2017 was the 75th anniversary of the raid which led to the installation of the Cuckoo air raid warning at Lowestoft during WW2. The 'imminent danger' alarm to the public of low level hit and run raiders subsequently saved many lives but at the cost of the lives of a mother and two of her children in Victoria Road, Lowestoft.

A more detailed account can be found on the ABfaR blog.

 

 

Recent additions

In pre 1914 there is a timeline of the history of 10 Kirkley Cliff, Lowestoft, since 1919 the home of the Lord Kitchener Memorial Holiday Centre.

WW2 Letters from Lowestoft

A collection of letters from Lowestoft, sent by resident A J Turner to his son J P Turner, of local news during WW2 which is linked directly from the WW2 link. AJT was one of the original members of the management team of the Kitchener which is described in the 'background to AJT' on that site.

Floods 1912 Directory

Find the Floods Directory of Lowestoft Fishing Vessels as at 1912 in the pre 1914 section.

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