Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 11°C

min temp: 6°C

ESTD 1874 Search

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

09:35 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.

shares

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

shares

0 comments

A small plane kept the Virgin balloon company for part of the trip

Geometrical farmers’ fields, tree canopies and a selfie were all caught on camera when photographer Sarah Lucy Brown flew over the county in a hot air balloon.

Jonathan Glenister, who has been reported missing

Police are searching for a 20-year-old man from Haverhill who has not been seen since Saturday evening.

HMS Rhododendron at anchor in Russia

Talk of VE Day evokes different memories for different people. For Arthur Simmons, it came as he sailed back from Russia.

IPSWICH TOWN FOOTBALL CLUB

Fans of the animated Disney film Frozen will have the opportunity to experience every song and snow flake with an Open Air Cinema Day at Ipswich Town Football Club this summer.

Debenham village parish sign.

The leader of a Suffolk village authority has questioned the electoral process after a representative could not stand for re-election due to citizenship issues.

Delays have been caused by a signal fault

Rail services between Norwich and Diss are having to run at a reduced speed on some lines due to a fault with the signalling system.

The future of RAF Lakenheath will be central to election battle in West Suffolk on May 7

Forest Heath District Council covers a large rural area, stretching from the Cambridgeshire border and Newmarket in the south to the town of Brandon on the Norfolk border.

Blackburn v Ipswich

Ipswich Town have sold almost 2,000 tickets so far for Saturday’s crucial away trip to Blackburn Rovers, and there are still some remaining.

Aerial shot of Ixworth.

Four vehicles collided at a roundabout on the A1088 in Ixworth.

Have you seen any of the livev TV debates ahead of the General Election?

It’s nearly time to cast your vote and with just a week to go before the country goes to the polls, we want to know your current views on several key issues.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages