Lowestoft is a town famous for many things (including a bad press)
It has a rich history dating from neolithic times, a colourful fishing tradition going back a thousand years but more importantly, a bright future.
Like any place, stories abound, battles were fought, bombs were dropped and feelings ran high in the last 100 years but there is a new energy behind the scenes and more and more people are looking to the future and making the most of the town, its environment and surroundings.
Whether its a holiday or a career move Lowestoft represents a good place to come, the broads, the marshes, the sea and the beaches make it interesting place to be.
Lowestoft - Past
Lowestoft is a town with a history, in fact not many people know that the earliest evidence of man in Northern Europe is in fact at Pakefield near Lowestoft's South Beach. some 700,000 years ago..
- 700,000 years ago in Lowestoft. Earliest Evidence of Man in Northern Europe
All I need to do now is prove that "Early Man" smoked Herring and I can claim we invented the Kipper... But at the moment I can only prove that Herring was smoked in Lothingland (Lowestoft) in 1599 (Thomas Nashe - Lentern) Ignoring the reference to Yarmouth..
- Historic Lowestoft (Fishing Industry) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dS6iSdccghU
Lowestoft - Present
Today, Lowestoft is a different story.
I will build a reference of interesting facts and maps here but in the meantime to bring you bang up to date with the town's Master Plan.. Lowestoft is attracting a lot of attention, for good reason. It is fast becoming a center for offshore wind energy. With the arrival of high technology business will come innovation, education, and improved leisure facilities. There is a whole package of ideas, vision and plans spearheaded by a few good people who are committed to making the town an exciting place to live, work and visit.
Lowestoft - Future
When you have browsed the MASTER PLAN - come back and buy a kipper on line, or better still come and pick one up - stretch your legs and stretch your mind.
- The Lowestoft Town Master Plan
- The Lowestoft Story Video, Developing Lowestoft https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inIqzJB4UGw
- Walking Tour of Lowestoft (WalkwithmeTim)
- Lowestoft - One hell of a town https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJlAXuDrmhI