The changing face of Felixstowe shown in ‘then and now’ pictures dating back to 1888
- Credit: Archant
These interactive ‘then and now’ pictures show how much Felixstowe has changed over the last century.
Last week we published a series of interactive photographs showing the transformation of Felixstowe Pier, which reopened to the public at the end of July after almost a year of work to upgrade the facility.
This week, we compare how the beach and town looked from decades ago with our ‘then and now’ photo sliders.
It is amazing to see how much the Felixstowe seafront and town has changed over the last century.
These photographs have captured just how different it looks today. Simply drag the slider across the picture to compare our pictures taken this week to those from our archives.
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The bathing huts were so that swimmers could enter the water unseen.
Convalescent Hill was then just a dirt track to now many cars drive down to go the beach.
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Perhaps the most obvious difference, aside from the erection of the pier, is the amount that the town has developed towards Landguard Fort since 1888.
The damage to the pier, as seen in one of the pictures, was caused during the Second World War.