Thanks to its place at the mouth of the Broads, Oulton Broad has always had a lively and interesting history. From its origins as a sleepy village to its eventual absorption into Lowestoft, Oulton Broad has seen a host of transformations both large and small.
The village is one of the most popular fixtures on the Powerboat Racing circuit, with hundreds visiting each year to hear the roar of these incredible machines.
Thanks to its two train stations, Oulton Broad is also a Mecca for rail enthusiasts, and its marina is hugely popular with amateur sailors. With so much going on, it’s no wonder that Oulton Broad has inspired a deluge of books. We’ve taken a look at what’s on offer, so we can share the best Oulton Broad books with you.
The floods of 1953 were one of the most dramatic events in living memory, and Royal Flaxman and Dean Parkin’s Wall of Water: Lowestoft and Oulton Broad During the 1953 Flood provides photographs and recollections which bring this devastating naural disaster to life.
Rail enthusiasts love Oulton Broad, with its two original Victorian stations, and Isidoros Krastyo Morpheus’ book Oulton Broad South Railway Station gives great insight into the history of Oulton Broad South, which takes passengers on an enchanting ride through Beccles to Ipswich. Oulton Broad North Railway Station offers a delightful history of Oulton Broad North station, which connects Lowestoft to Norwich.
If you’re interested in tracing the ancient history of Oulton Broad, then Jon Reed’s rigourously researched The Story Of Oulton Broad From Ancient Times is a great place to start, with its refreshingly readable approach to history.
For all you motorboat enthusiasts out there, The Lowestoft & Oulton Broad Motor Boat Club’sThe Club on the Park. The History of the Oulton Broad Motor Boat Club, and the Lowestoft and Oulton Broad Motor Boat Club Limited. offers a great way to familiarise yourself with the Oulton Broad boating scene.