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Suffolk: County set to remember lost lines as Beeching anniversary approaches

PUBLISHED: 09:35 07 February 2013 | UPDATED: 10:04 07 February 2013

The 10.55 Cambridge - Sudbury service on 30th August 1965 was formed by a Derby lightweight unit. It is seen at Clare station on the Stour Valley Line. 

ES 24.4.12

The 10.55 Cambridge - Sudbury service on 30th August 1965 was formed by a Derby lightweight unit. It is seen at Clare station on the Stour Valley Line. ES 24.4.12

Next month sees the 50th anniversary of the notorious Beeching Report which led to the closure of thousands of miles of rail lines in Britain.

Suffolk saw four line closures – the Sudbury to Cambridge line, the Aldeburgh branch, the Felixstowe Beach branch, and the line from Lowestoft to Great Yarmouth – as a result of the report.

Other lines in the county had closed before its publication on March 27, 1963.

We are planning a special feature on Suffolk’s lost railways, and would like to include memories from readers who remember routes that closed in the wake of the report.

Please send any memories and/or pictures to Paul Geater, Beeching anniversary, Ipswich Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or e-mail paul.geater@archant.co.uk

Snow could fall in parts of Suffolk this morning as temperatures dropped overnight.

Trains between London and Norwich are being cancelled this morning as a result of engineering work not having been completed on time.

Police and firefighters were called to a suspected arson attack in Carlton Colville in the early hours of this morning.

Police are searching for a 52-year-old man from Leavenheath who has been reported missing.

Police have arrested a 66-year-old man in connection with an incident that caused armed officers to swoop on Ipswich town centre tonight.

Highways bosses have announced they will be carrying out a series of improvements to the road network across Suffolk and north Essex this week.

Kebab fans will be excited to hear a new fast food outlet that prides itself on making top quality versions of the takeaway staple is opening in Ipswich soon.

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