A record of the town since the dawn of photography



Catalogue ref: pa281

Category: Business and Industry

Period: c1870-1914

Ballingdon | Click image to go back to gallery

Workers at Allen’s Ballingdon brickworks. These were situated on the hillside across the river from Friars Meadow. The men, holding their moulds, stand in front of a hackbarrow laden with ‘green’ bricks, ready to go in the hacks (drying sheds) behind. c1890.  

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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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