A record of the town since the dawn of photography


Burkitts Lane

Catalogue ref: pa610

Category: Events

Period: 1946-c1975

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The Thursday livestock auction in Burkitts Lane was a regular event well into the 20th century, finally closing in 1986. This photo was probably taken in about 1955 - the auctioneer is Roland Coote Oliver of Boardman and Oliver.

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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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