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 opened opens

1932

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

1948

Aldeburgh Festival first held

1966

Sep 12

Aldeburgh 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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