A record of the town since the dawn of photography


Acton Square

Catalogue ref: pa72

Category: Business and Industry

Period: c1870-1914

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Power driven silk looms in Vanner & Fennell's Acton Square factory c1890. This building was built by Stephen Walters c 1860 and at one time or other occupied by all three of the surviving silk firms in Sudbury. It is now the Dental Emporium.

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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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