A record of the town since the dawn of photography


Freemen's Great Common

Catalogue ref: pa1009

Category: Events

Period: c1890-1914

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One of the medieval scenes from the 1911 Coronation pageant - possibly re-enacting Richard de Clare giving the meadow to the town of Sudbury c1260. His part was played by Major Charles Tippet, the local Conservative agent, who was killed at Gallipoli in 1915. See also pa 216,444,534 and 535.

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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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