East Suffolk Line Celebrates 150 Years

East Suffolk Line exhibit at Beccles and District Museum1st June 1859 marks the day the Halesworth, Beccles and Haddiscoe Railway became the East Suffolk Line, opening from Ipswich to Yarmouth, and Beccles to Lowestoft.

To celebrate 150 years a new exhibition is now on display at the Beccles and District Museum . It includes timetables, photographs, lineside items such as lamps and signs, the familiar blue British Railways designed enamel sign that once adorned Beccles Station and a GER teapot unearthed from a dyke at Barnby. The exhibit runs through August.

Historic East Suffolk Line timetablesOn 6th and 7th June the museum will hold a Railwaymen’s Weekend. Extra displays will be on exhibit, and anyone who worked on the East Suffolk Line is invited to reminisce, along with enthusiasts and all who have travelled the line.

GER teapot unearthed from a dyke at BarnbyIn addition to displays at the Beccles and District Museum, exhibits commemorating the East Suffolk Line’s 150 years are on display at Saxmundham Museum and the Halesworth and District Museum .