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Campaign to save archives as consultation set to start

Lowestoft has a proud fishing history

A campaign group is fighting to save a record office that could see its archives, many donated by local people, moved to a purposebuilt £20m heritage centre on the other side of the county. Suffolk County Council is holding a public consultation over the future of Lowestoft Record Office, which it says is no longer fit for purpose. It argues its storeroom is full and prone to flooding and damp hazards, there has been a ‘sharp decline’ in visitors and that it needs to make savings to fill its budget gap of £56m by 2021.

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