Malcolm R. White

Author and publisher of Transport, Maritime, and local History Books
Greetings From Lowestoft

Greetings From Lowestoft

A picture book of old postcards and photographs

Covering a very wide spectrum of local scenes which includes Lowestoft, Kirkley, Pakefield and Oulton Broad, Greetings from Lowestoft focuses on the days of grace, charm and elegance, when the pace of life seemed slower, and more leisurely. This book includes colour images, and illustrates through postcards and photographs how many holiday makers, visitors and residents would have seen bygone Lowestoft and the immediate area. The name of Lowestoft went all around the world on ships, buses and coaches, food products and other items such as pottery and electronics. Worldwide many other people would have been made aware of the town by consuming, working, travelling, or just using items and products made in the Lowestoft area.

More recent times are remembered in Greetings from Lowestoft through photographs of some of the many major local industries which no longer employ large numbers of townsfolk or inject vast sums of money into the local economy. This book is remarkable value and follows the style of the five previous very popular titles in the series. Each copy in this strictly limited edition will be individually labelled and numbered.

This book has a wide appeal, and those with a particular interest in maritime matters, many of the photographs feature, or include fishing and other vessels. This includes numerous paddle vessels, the steam drifter BF148 J & M Main, the drifter/trawler LT387 Young Duke, the trawler LT155 Filby Queen, the motor smack LT1239 Helping Hand, sailing trawlers including LT956 George Borrow, LT291 Gladiolus and LT622 Ruby, the cargo vessel Pamela Everard, the "Algerine" class minesweeper HMS Welcome and the launch of a "River" class minesweeper. Pleasure steamers are represented by the Lowestoft Belle, Yarmouth Belle and Atalanta.

Greetings from Lowestoft is a limited edition and each copy incorporates an information label on which the date of publication and the copy number can be found. If purchased direct, the book will be signed.

Comprising 68 pages, Greetings from Lowestoft features 96 mono images, 19 colour images and 14 historical illustrations. The dimensions are 8.27ins x l0ins (21cm x 25.4cm), this being the same as the two previous titles.

As with the other titles in the series, copies of the book can be obtained direct ftom the Coastal Publications address or from any good bookshop by quoting the ISBN number 09532485 5 0. The cost of the book is £5.99. If ordering direct, please add £1 for post and packing, and make the cheque payable to "Coastal Publications".

PriceOut of print and book to be reprinted
Photos96 mono, 19 colour, 14 historical illustrations
Dimensions8.27ins x l0ins (21cm x 25.4cm)

Greetings From Lowestoft can be ordered direct from Coastal Publications and is available from any good bookshop.

South Pier
The South Pier and Royal Plain in the 1920s.

High Street
The High Street in the 1890s.

Empire Hotel
The Empire Hotel, demolished in 1958.

Waveney Dock
A scene in the Waveney Dock during the home fishing.

Pakefield Cliff
Cliff erosion at Pakefield.