A record of the town since the dawn of photography



Catalogue ref: pa147

Category: Business and Industry

Period: c1870-1914

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Brickmaking at Chilton brickworks c1900. The unknown worker is turning the newly moulded 'green' brick out onto a hackbarrow. The bricks then went to the 'hacks' (drying sheds) before finally being fired in the kiln.

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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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