A record of the town since the dawn of photography


Church Walk

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Category: Mid-20th Century Townscape

Period: 1946-c1975

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The weavers' terraces in Church Walk seen from The Croft looking towards Acton Square. One source remembers old ladies in the cottages on the right working into the night at their looms, producing silk for Kipling's. Taken in 1959 shortly before demolition. The house on the extreme left is St Anne's, built by Grimwood's for Charles Grimwood, the manager of the town gasworks.

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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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