In Lowestoft you'll find the entire history of England...but you have to know where to look. On this website we'll poke under the rocks, peer in the nooks and crannies and pry out a few secrets and in the end you'll see what I mean by "the entire history of England is in Lowestoft".
Lowestoft grumbled as Romans tramped through, endured Viking invasions, muddled through the Dark Ages, embraced the Enlightenment, flourished as a part of the Empire, holidayed with the Edwardians, suffered in the World Wars, protested and prospered in equal measures though post-war changes in society and technology. Every social, historical and industrial movement that has swept over England is embedded in the sand and bricks of Lowestoft.
We survived and prospered and have been beaten back down, only to rise up again, just at England has. No, we're not flashy. You won't find stately homes here, no Lords and Ladies and fine castles, no grand monuments that attract tourists from the far corners of the world. The beauty here is quiet, the pace slower. We have a bridge that guarantees a slow pace. What you will find in Lowestoft is a place unlike any other, but familiar, the moral heart of England with all of its niggling faults and comfortable joys.
Lowestoft isn't in England. Lowestoft is England.
Welcome to Lowestoft.
It's a lovely place.