A record of the town since the dawn of photography


Mid-20th Century Townscape

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Photo entitled: 335 North Street

335 North Street
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Christmas lights and two-way traffic in North...

Photo entitled: 337 Quay Lane

337 Quay Lane
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The photo may date from the time after Harry ...

Photo entitled: Acton Square

Acton Square
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These cottages stood on the southern edge of ...

Photo entitled: Ballingdon

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Ballingdon Bridge, Street & Hill seen fro...

Photo entitled: Ballingdon

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Boats for hire at Ballingdon Bridge in the 19...

Photo entitled: Ballingdon Hall

Ballingdon Hall
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This shows the scene in 1972, just prior to t...

Photo entitled: Ballingdon Hall/Hall Rise

Ballingdon Hall/Hall Rise
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Compare this 2013 picture looking up Hall Ris...

Photo entitled: Belle Vue

Belle Vue
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The old Police Station on what is now the Bel...

Photo entitled: Borehamgate

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The Borehamgate shopping precinct stands on t...

Photo entitled: Burkitts Lane

Burkitts Lane
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A view of the cattle market in Burkitts Lane ...

Photo entitled: Burkitts Lane

Burkitts Lane
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A fine view of the town cattle market - some ...

Photo entitled: Burkitts Lane

Burkitts Lane
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Houses in Burkitts Lane and the British Volun...

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The market town of Sudbury, on the borders of Suffolk and Essex, has a long and fascinating history. Much of the way of life in the town since the invention of photography has been caught on camera. The Sudbury Museum Trust has developed this website to show and provide information on a selection of these photographs.

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