A record of the town since the dawn of photography


Belle Vue

Catalogue ref: pa444

Category: Sport and Leisure

Period: c1890-1914

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 One of a number from a local collection. Some are clearly of the pageant on Friars Great Common in 1911 to celebrate the Coronation of George V but this one and others appear to be taken in a more park-like venue, perhaps Belle Vue. Since these cards have Ernie Shaw's name on the back he might be one of the boys and it may have a link with the very early days of Scouting in Sudbury. The tableau seems to show the death of General Wolfe on the Heights of Abraham. 

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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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