Timeline

Year

Date

Event

   
   

1754

 

George Crabbe, the poet, is born

1810-12

 

Martello Tower built

1822

 

Union Congregational Chapel erected

1830c

 

South Lookout Tower built

1840

 

North Lookout Tower built

1851

 

First lifeboat stationed at Aldeburgh

1858

 

Gas Works established

1859

Dec 21

Lifeboat tragedy claims two lives

1860

 

East Suffolk Railway branch line to Aldeburgh opened.

1860

 

Water Tower completed

1864

 

The Aldeborough Pier & Railway Act

1870

 

Water Works established

1870

 

Aldeborough Harbour Act

1871

Mar 30

Fisherman Samuel Smith Ward shoots Trinity-House pilot Job Chatton

1884

 

Golf Club founded by James Skelton Anderson

1886

 

Mortuary built

1888

 

Jubilee Hall erected

1894

 

Mill Laundry founded by Susette Pettit

1899

Dec 7

“Aldeburgh” Lifeboat Disaster claims six lives – a seventh lifeboatman dies later

1902

Aug 25

Woman shot at Aldeburgh Regatta

1904

 

Ursuline nuns establish convent opens

1908

 

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson becomes first female Mayor

1910

 

Thatched Golf Clubhouse is destroyed by fire

1911

 

Present Golf Clubhouse is built

1917c

 

The Three Mariners at Slaughden finally succumbs to the sea

1919

May 25

Two aircraft from Aldeburgh Aerodrome collide – three die

1921

Jan 2

War Memorial unveiled

1921

 

Aldeburgh Cottage Hospital opens

1925

 

Catholic Church opens

1932

 

Three golfers and two caddies at Aldeburgh Golf Course struck by lightning

1948

 

Aldeburgh Festival first held

1966

Sep 12

Aldeburgh railway branch line and station close

1999

 

Memorial service held to commemorate the centenary of the ‘Aldeburgh’ lifeboat disaster

2003

Oct 15

Aldeburgh Music Room opens

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