A record of the town since the dawn of photography


Ballingdon Street

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Category: Events

Period: 1946-c1975

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The River Stour in flood in 1947 with hire boats overturned by the force of the current. Note that the pre-war parapet had not yet been replaced - it was removed in 1940 to give a clear line of fire for the field gun in its emplacement on the opposite bank when German panzers tried to cross the bridge on route to London. (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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