The weekend weather wasn’t kind to the exhibitors or visitors to the 31st Vintage Rally 2014 run by the Farm Machinery Preservation Society Ltd
Our stand was set up on the Friday night amidst a site which was a hive of industry and a buzz of anticipation for the weekend to come.
SEA was present on the Sunday rather than both the days. When we arrived on the Sunday a number of other exhibitors had admitted defeat in the face of the persistant rain and packed up. Stands with anything in paper or boxes were struggling to keep them dry.
Our pitch had a ringside view of the Second ring which kept us amused throughout the day. We had displays from Hawks, motor bikes, mountain bikes, a Youth band, sheepdogs and model tractors.
We had a slow start but managed to chat to a wide variety of people who had varied interests in Sudbury and what we are doing to preserve its heritage in paper.
Altogether despite the miserable weather, Sudbury Ephemera had a good day promoting the Archive.
Sudbury Ephemera Archive took a stand at the colourful vintage rally held by the Monks Eleigh Bygones Collectors Club
This annual event was held on 14th and 15th June 2014 Sudbury Ephemera Archive revealed their new Gazebo, kindly donated to them last year as a result of an appeal on the Lesley Dolphin BBC Radio Suffolk show and together with the table also donated from the appeal set up a stand at the Rally.
The weather wasn’t too kind to begin with on the Saturday, a steady heavy drizzle fell till mid morning when the events in the main ring got underway. But there was certainly plenty of stands to look at:
|A collection of ‘state of the art’ garden tools!|
|And a great collection of Vintage/Classic Cars|
Hobbies and Craft Day in St Peter’s Church on 1st June 2014
The East Anglian Daily Times carried this article on Tuesday 29th April
We are grateful to Janet Smith who donated the book to the Archive through Val Herbert.
On Wednesday 16th April the East Anglian Daily Times had a photogaphic piece about an Autograph book that had been signed at the Harleston Hospital during the war.
This article led us to approach the paper to see if they were interested in our Belle Vue book dedicated to Nurse Madge Sewell.
The Suffolk Free Press recently published a piece on the return of the Sudbury History evenings to be held at the Quay Theatre.
Sudbury Ephemera Chairman Sue Tibbetts had the pleasure of giving one of these diverse talks. Sue’s talk explained the purpose of the Archive and give some insights into the gems that SEA are now preserving for the future that would have ended up in landfil.
Published Thursday 16th January 2014
The growing Sudbury Epemera Archive was delighted to recieve a cheque from councillor John Sayers to enable them to preserve the items that have been donated to the Archive. Old documents, maps, invoices and other items will now be kept in pristine condition thanks to this generous donation from the Locality Budget. The Emphemera Archive has now been able to place an order for more boxes and plastic wallets with the Suffolk Records office.
The Suffolk Free Press covered the story on Thursday 16th January 2014
St Peter’s Church Christmas Tree Festival
Organized by Rotary Clubs of Sudbury and Sudbury Talbot from Wednesday 4th December to Sunday 8th December 2013