A record of the town since the dawn of photography


Sport and Leisure

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Photo entitled: Belle Vue

Belle Vue
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The open air pool at Belle Vue in 1959. It wa...

Photo entitled: Belle Vue

Belle Vue
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A brass band concert in the garden at Belle V...

Photo entitled: Belle Vue

Belle Vue
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The water polo match in progress at the openi...

Photo entitled: Belle Vue

Belle Vue
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The Long Melford Silver Band entertaining vis...

Photo entitled: Boating party at Bures

Boating party at Bures
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I suspect that this image dates from one of t...

Photo entitled: Bowls Club dinner

Bowls Club dinner
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A Unity Bowls Club dinner in the 1950s. The C...

Photo entitled: British Legion

British Legion
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The British Legion Silver Jubilee Fashion Sho...

Photo entitled: Bures

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We originally thought this photo of a barge p...

Photo entitled: Carnival

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A float from a Carnival in the 1950s. The the...

Photo entitled: Carnival time

Carnival time
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A rather grainy image of a float in the 1938 ...

Photo entitled: Church Lads Brigade in camp

Church Lads Brigade in camp
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This photo dates from about 1910 - the lad wi...

Photo entitled: Church Street

Church Street
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A Scout parade to All Saints church in 1959. ...


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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.

If you have old photographs you think could feature on this site, or if you would like permission to reproduce any photo on this site, please contact us at