Sat 28 October & Sunday 29 October 2017
The Cut, 8 New Cut, Halesworth IP19 8BY
Celebrating the herring
as a vibrant part of Suffolk's heritage
TALK: A HOME FOR HERRING
& ITS HISTORY / Colin Dixon
Sunday 29 October
12.30 - 1.00pm
Colin Dixon presents stories of a town shaped by the herring industry and how the Lowestoft & East Suffolk Maritime Museum continues to celebrate this heritage. Nestling beside the North Sea in Lowestoft's lovely Sparrow's Nest Gardens, the museum began life in 1968 and is packed with historic photos and films, exhibits and paintings of the town's maritime past, capturing the herring heydays of steam drifters, fisherman and Scottish lassies.
Colin was born on The Grit (Lowestoft's fishing village) and started work as an apprentice marine fitter and turner at Richards Ironworks in 1956. He later worked for William Overy and Sons, a local marine and general engineering company. After retirement he joined the Lowestoft and East Suffolk Maritime Society and later joined the committee. After serving as Chairman for a number of years he was appointed President in 2017.