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Lowestoft, Suffolk

Review of Lowestoft by Chris Penny on January 30th, 2008
My wife and I have stayed at The Hotel Victoria in Lowestoft several times and throughly reccommend the hotel and the town. The area offers something for everyone from young families to mature couples with our main highlights bieng the beach the wildlife park adnams beer and the Hotel Victoria especially for food.

Review of Lowestoft by Paul Gallagher on March 4th, 2007
I lived in Lowestoft from 1950 to 1966. My parents still live there. I lived on the Whitton Estate. Lowestoft holds so many happy memories of growing up, from child to adult. As children we visited Normanston park to play games with bat and ball, kite flying. If we went to the beach it was always in front of the putting green. When we were about 8 - 10yrs we used to push an old pram [ no longer used by our baby sister] to ask for old newspapers by door knocking then we would push the pram to a collector on waveny road and get 2s 6p for our effort thats 12-13p in todays conversion. Between 3 - 4 of us we were rich. In Summer holidays especially we would walk along Blackheath road to Love lane as a group of young boys. This would bring you out on Stradbroke Road turn right follow the road for a while then turn right on to Long Road and back home. Once I got to about 10yrs I learnt to ride a bike.Then i started taking Dads racing pigeons in a box or basket for pigeons and ride several miles, and release them, usualy about 8 - 10 miles northwest direction a few sandwiches and some pop in a bottle. Several of us would go over to Oulton Broad swimming Baths for a couple of hours. There are many more wonderful memories of life in the 50`s and 60`s around Lowestoft. I have travelled back there many times, the pedestrianised area of the town centre is wonderful and so much more accessable to shoppers, making it much safer and far less traffic pollution. Sadly the docks area has lost its character of the Trawlers at home. I use to be able to walk around the docks watching fish being landed. My Dad was a fisherman for many years on the `` Antigua, Bermuda, several of the Boston boats ``. I still find Lowestoft a magical place to visit and the Sunrise`s are out of this world.

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