We are delighted to offer a number of items from The Sailors' Reading Room collection to mark our 150th Anniversary this year.

For a real connection with 'old Southwold' we have produced three souvenir, superb quality facsimile prints of Victorian posters from The Reading Room, printed on acid-free art paper. These are ideal gifts for Southwold enthusiasts.

Surf Life Boat 1866
10.5 x 8.75 inches: £15.00 unframed

Maggs Pilot Boat 1856
13 x 16.5 inches: £25.00 unframed

Life-boat Lecture 1849
9 x 11 inches: £15.00 unframed

Book by Doug Pope:'The Sailors' Reading Room -
The first 150 years from June 2nd 1864'
Price £6.00
Committee Member Vincent Austin has donated a watercolour to The Sailors' Reading Room depicting a typical scene of two person pouring over the daily papers. This is now available is a blank greetings card, and a pack of 7 cards is available, with envelopes, for £5.00 + £1.00 p&p. To order please send a cheque for £6.00 and your contact details to The Sailors’ Reading Room, East Cliff, Southwold IP18 6EL

We are also offering linen Tea Towels and heavy-duty canvas Shopping Bags with the special ‘Surf life-Boat’ image on them – at £6.00 each.
To order: Please contact or call 07768 395465