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This website will always be a work in progress. Our intention is to to give all those with an interest in the local history of Southwold the opportunity to comment and contribute. You can do so either by using the forum section at the bottom of each page or by emailing barry@southwoldandson.co.uk

LAST UPDATED:
12 August 2017

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:

Interesting information about, and photo of the Southwold Steam Laundry

Fresh information on Squiers and Sole Bay Travel

New entry for the Harbour Inn

The history of The Brewery is now substantially complete.

Updated entries for No 4 Trinity Street and 58 Stradbroke Road

SPECIAL FEATURES:

NEW - The Lords & the Powditches - Economic migrants who helped build modern Southwold

'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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