A record of the town since the dawn of photography


Belle Vue

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Category: Sport and Leisure

Period: 1946-c1975

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The open air pool at Belle Vue in 1959. It was opened in 1939 after the closure of the Old Bathing Place on the river following an outbreak of diptheria in the town.

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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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