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Talk, Sat 19 Jun 2021, £8

Lowestoft 1945: The Year the Lights Came Back On

Lowestoft 1945: The Year the Lights Came Back On

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The Marina,
NR32 1HH


1945 was one of the most memorable years in the history of Lowestoft. It was a year which saw the last enemy raids after a five year bombing ordeal with nightly blackouts enforced and air-raid sirens sounding almost as many days as the war lasted. By 1945 Lowestoft had endured over 100 raids and many of its famous landmark buildings had been damaged or destroyed. For those who remained the sense of euphoria and celebration as VE and then VJ Days were announced was tempered with the knowledge that the whole country was economically and physically exhausted, and there were many Lowestoft servicemen who would not be returning home.

Using a specially assembled mix of high quality images, CGI artist impressions, maps and contemporary press items, local historians Bob Collis and Chris Brooks have again combined forces to present a unique perspective on the way the final months of world war two and the immediate post-war period affected our town. The victory celebrations as the Axis powers surrendered, together with the shocking weed-strewn bomb site areas in the town which greeted many servicemen and women and evacuees returning after five years away.

Postponed from its 2020 showing to mark the 80th anniversary of VE Day owing to Coronavirus, this special event hosted by two well-known local historians will give an insight for both young and old into how Lowestoft looked in 1945 – the year the hated wartime blackout ended and “the lights came back on”.

Credit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toilets

Children welcomeMobility Accessibility FacilitiesHearing Accessibility Facilities

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 19 Jun 2021 19:30


plus an 85p booking fee per ticket

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Events at this Venue

date event
Thu 17 - Fri 18 Jun Nomadland (12A)
Sat 19 Jun Lowestoft 1945
Wed 23 - Thu 24 Jun Ammonite (15)
Fri 25 Jun One Night in Dublin
Thu 1 Jul Ammonite (15)


See location of The Marina Theatre on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TM 549931  Lat: 52.47623 Long: 1.75213

The main entrance is on the street named Marina, which opens off the main London Road North pedestrian precinct, opposite the entrance to the Britten Shopping Centre.

Parking: with charge


  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Mobility Accessibility FacilitiesMobility Accessibility Facilities
  • Hearing Accessibility FacilitiesHearing Accessibility Facilities