Local information on Lowestoft, Oulton Broad and district and a focal point for small businesses and those connected with the holiday and heritage industry of North-East Suffolk.

This site aims to provide public information on Lowestoft, which with Oulton Broad forms the major town on the Suffolk coast, is the most easterly point of Great Britain and the first town to greet the sun each day.

Once a major fisheries industry centre it is now a holiday resort with the benefit of the coast and beaches, connection to the inland waterways of the Norfolk Broads and surrounded by a rural countryside.

It is the major town of Waveney District which also includes the towns of Southwold, Halesworth, Beccles and Bungay and is notable for:

  • the 18th century porcelain factory, now long gone but which produced the highly sought after Lowestoft Porcelain, a major collection of which is at the Lowestoft Museum
  • the development of the harbour, port and town by Sir Samuel Morton Peto in 19th century
  • a major centre of the herring fishing industry in 19th and early 20th centuries
  • the birthplace of the composer Benjamin Britten who was a contemporary of the artist Edward Seago (both of whom attended Lowestoft Central School) and of Pakefield born Michael Foreman, artist and book illustrator
  • a major naval centre during WW2 being the home to five different naval bases including the headquarters of the Royal Naval Patrol Service
  • a centre for sailing with the Royal Norfolk and Suffolk Yacht Club and the Waveney and Oulton Broad Yacht Club
  • the most easterly point of British Isles at Ness Point
  • Suffolk's first 'Fair Trade' town
  • a variety of exhibitions and museums of local maritime heritage and history

This map shows the location of Lowestoft and North East Suffolk relative to the remainder of East Anglia:

Showing the location of North East Suffolk relative to East Anglia

Towns and villages of the area include: Beccles, Bungay, Halesworth, Southwold, Kirkley, Pakefield, Carlton, Colville, Corton, Blundeston, Camps Heath, Wrentham, Mutford, North Cove, Barnby




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