A record of the town since the dawn of photography


Acton Square

Catalogue ref: pa351

Category: Mid-20th Century Townscape

Period: 1946-c1975

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These cottages stood on the southern edge of the Square with Ernie's coal-fired fish and chip shop just out of picture on the right, on the corner with Burkitts Lane. When the old cottages were pulled down a large brick-domed underground water storage tank was discovered. It still survives underneath the row of modern apartments called Grimwood Corner which now stands here. c1970.

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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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