A record of the town since the dawn of photography


Belle Vue

Catalogue ref: pa824

Category: Sport and Leisure

Period: 1946-c1975

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The swimming pool at Belle Vue - a lively shot taken in the late 1960s (?) showing both the main pool and the paddling pool beyond. The pool was opened in 1939 to replace the Old Bathing Place at The Croft and it in turn was replaced by the pool at the KIngfisher Leisure.

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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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