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Lowestoft Harbour

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1844 Samuel Morton Peto, as part of a scheme to extend railways in Norfolk, acquired the harbour at Lowestoft and promoted the Lowestoft Railway and Harbour Co

George Parker Bidder saw Lowestoft as a suitable coastal terminus for railways in the East of England.

James Hodges was contractor for the harbour construction

1847 Restoration of the harbour was completed.

1886 A. A. Langley presented a paper to the Inst of Civil Engineers on use of concrete in construction of Lowestoft Harbour improvements[1]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1886/12/17