A record of the town since the dawn of photography


Burkitts Lane

Catalogue ref: pa413

Category: Business and Industry

Period: 1946-c1975

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Frank Seppings senior, the East Street butcher, in 1955. He is standing with the champion bull he had just bought at the Market for the Christmas trade. The Seppings came from a family tradition of being in the butchery trade. Frank senior lived to be almost 90; his son Frank junior ran the family business from 49 Gainsborough Street.  Frank died in 2005 aged 72 and his Gainsborough Street shop is now The China Shop. 

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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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