A record of the town since the dawn of photography


Belle Vue

Catalogue ref: pa1119

Category: Old Townscape

Period: c1890-1914

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The earliest surviving view of Belle Vue, taken shortly after the old house was pulled down in 1871 (see pa1115) and replaced by this fine late Victorian mansion. Photographers tripod askew! (Derek Cooper Archive)

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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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