Category Archives: Military History

Lowestoft WW2 Cuckoo postscript

With the 75th anniversary of the raid on 1st February 1942 fast approaching it is perhaps time for a brief postcript to the piece I wrote on Lowestoft’s ‘cuckoo’ air raid warning. Please read that first if you have not … Continue reading

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Lowestoft’s life-saving ‘Cuckoo’ alarm in WW2

The 1st February 2017 will be the 75th anniversary of a tragic incident which took place in Victoria Road, Lowestoft in 1942 during WW2, when  a mother and her two children were killed by a German bomb. Their deaths, however, … Continue reading

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Edward Seago and Pegasus

Recently I was privileged to be able to visit the Dutch House, the home and studio of the artist Edward Seago at Ludham in Norfolk. For those unfamiliar with him Edward Seago was born in Norwich, the younger son of … Continue reading

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Kitchener AGM 2014

Another year has gone by and the Annual General Meeting of the Lord Kitchener Memorial Holiday Centre at Lowestoft – colloquially “Kitchener’s” – has come round again being held last Friday evening at the Centre in Kirkley Cliff. Once again … Continue reading

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Riding the Old Front Line

A stalwart band of battlefield guides from Anglia Tours Limited and their friends and supporters have recently travelled the entire length of the WW1 Western Front from the Belgian coast to Switzerland raising funds for two charities. The main team … Continue reading

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Lowestoft and Lord Kitchener

It seems that one of Lowestoft’s best kept secrets is its connection with Lord Kitchener. By the outbreak of WW1 Field-Marshal Lord Kitchener was already a national figure, known for his successes at the Battles of Ferkeh and Hafir in … Continue reading

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Lowestoft WW1 Memorial

Recently a neighbour, knowing my interest in local and military history, showed me a programme for the dedication of the memorial to the 716 Lowestoft men killed during World War One. The sadder thing still about the memorial, apart from … Continue reading

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