The construction of Landguard Fort was begun, on Landguard Point. Its purpose was to guard Harwich Harbour. Originally the fortifications were a few earthworks and blockhouse. It was later improved during the reign of James I.
The garrison at Landguard Fort, under Nathaniel Darrell, successfully rebuffed an attempt to capture it by Dutch forces numbering 1500.
A new battery was built at Landguard Fort.
A new fort adjoining Landguard Fort was begun
A Martello Tower was built at Felixstowe as defence against French invasion during the Napoleonic Wars.
The population of the parish of Felixstowe according to the census was 673.
Felixstowe Beach railway station, on the Felixstowe Branch Line, was built. The building was demolished in 2004.
Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club was established.
The population of the parish of Felixstowe according to the census was 864.
Felixstowe docks were opened.
The railway line between Ipswich and Felixstowe was opened.
Felixstowe Town Football Club was formed.
The Empress of Germany and her family visited Felixstowe for three weeks, increasing its prominence as a resort.
Felixstowe Urban District, local government district, was created. It was abolished in 1974.
Felixstowe railway station was built by the Great Eastern Railway.
The pier was built.
A bandstand was erected with seating for over 400 people. It could also accommodate up to 30 musicians.
The Floral Hall was built on the site of what is now the Spa Pavilion. The building, which had seating for 700 people and which incorporated the bandstand of 1907, was opened by Lord Claude Hamilton on June 25th.
The population of Felixstowe according to the census was 8,666.
Felixstowe’s Spa gardens were officially opened by the Lord Mayor of London.
Felixstowe Rugby Football Club was founded.
St Andrews’s Church in St Andrew’s Road was opened.
The Floral Hall was demolished and the Spa Pavilion was built on the site.
During World War II, much of the pier was demolished by Royal Engineers to prevent its use, as a landing point, by enemy troops in the event of an invasion.
The Spa Pavilion theatre was rebuilt following bomb damage suffered during WW2.
Felixstowe Pier railway station was closed.
Forty people died in Felixstowe as the town’s sea defences were breached during the great storm which swept down the east coast of England on January 31st and February 1st. Most of the victims lived in prefab houses on Langer Road. Throughout the country a total of 535 people lost their lives in the disaster.
Felixstowe Beach railway station was closed.
A container terminal was opened at Felixstowe docks.
The population of Felixstowe according to the census was 18,918.
Another container terminal was opened at Felixstowe docks to handle car exports.
Ferry services between Felixstowe and Zeebrugge began.
Felixstowe & Walton United Football Club was formed by the merger of Felixstowe Port & Town F.C and Walton United F.C.
The population of Felixstowe according to the census was 24,052.
Felixstowe Beach railway station was demolished.
The bandstand on The Triangle in Felixstowe town centre was opened.
Felixstowe Pier is demolished and rebuilt.