A record of the town since the dawn of photography


Friars Street

Catalogue ref: pa1197

Category: Events

Period: c1890-1914

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No 33 Friars Street ( then number 17) decorated for the Coronation of Edward VIII in 1902. The figures on the doorstep are Leonard Butler Wrightson and his wife Fanny. He was a parliamentary election agent and had a large family. They may well have rented the house from 1894 after the Henry Cronin Pratt scandal.

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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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