A record of the town since the dawn of photography


Acton Square

Catalogue ref: pa197

Category: Events

Period: 1919-1939

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 A meal for old people held to celebrate the coronation of George VI 1937 in the Old Emporium, Acton Square (more correctly known as Acton Green.) This former silk mill had become the St Peters and St Gregory Parish Rooms by the 1930's. The 3rd Sudbury Scouts met there and a young peoples club - the boys downstairs and the girls upstairs: they were allowed to mix for the monthly dancing classes.  

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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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