The changing face of Felixstowe shown in ‘then and now’ pictures dating back to 1888

This aerial photograph of Felixstowe was taken in May 1964. In the bottom left corner is ManningÕs a

This aerial photograph of Felixstowe was taken in May 1964. In the bottom left corner is ManningÕs amusement park and the bowls green in St Edmunds Road. The pier is top right. (photo by Tony Ray/Archant). - Credit: Archant

These interactive ‘then and now’ pictures show how much Felixstowe has changed over the last century.

Victorians on the beach in 1889. The bathing huts were so that swimmers could enter the water unseen

Victorians on the beach in 1889. The bathing huts were so that swimmers could enter the water unseen. Convalescent Hill in the left background was then just a dirt track. - Credit: Archant

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.

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