A record of the town since the dawn of photography


Walnuttree Lane

Catalogue ref: pa171

Category: Old Townscape

Period: c1870-1914

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An early view of Isaac Clover's Mill in Walnuttree Lane c1885. The chimney (well obscured by trees) indicates that there was already a steam engine installed in the mill, to increase milling capacity and also perhaps to guard against production being hit during a long dry spell. The brick four storey roller mill (the entry point into the modern hotel) was not added for another 15 years.

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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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