Featured Acquisitions

Ballingdon Hall

Sudbury Ephemera Archive has had some interesting enquiries during this summer that proves that it is serving a useful purpose. There was a visit from an author looking for background material for a book he was working on. A researcher paid the team a visit and an enjoyable time was had by all present as well as providing some interesting information connected with her research. A third enquiry came from a member of the public wanting to substantiate some data about a property in the town. Two out of three enquiries were helped by the Turner/Thornton papers providing the necessary facts.

One enquiry this summer involved Ballingdon Hall and its move further up Ballingdon Hill in 1972. We have photographs of this event but if anyone has specific memories relating to this or information about the Hall before it was moved, SEA would be very pleased to hear from you. Fortunately, a second visitor that afternoon could recount his memories of the week the move took place.  Please write down your memories of this event and send them to SEA via the website or leave your account of the move at Sudbury Town Hall marked ‘FAO SEA’ in an envelope with your name and address.

For more details of all the items we hold, see our Ephemera Catalogue.


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Previous Featured Acquisitions

St Peter’s Church (Featured Acquisition June 2019)

The Patchwork Players (Featured Acquisition May 2019)

All Saints Middle School (Featured Acquisition March 2019)

Sudbury Dramatic Society Productions (Featured Acquisition February 2019)

Celebrations and Commemorations (Featured Acquisition December 2018)

Sudbury’s war memorial (Featured Acquisition October 2018)

Donated Photographs part 2 (Featured Acquisition September 2018)

Donated photographs (Featured Acquisition July 2018)

Tickets (Featured Acquisition May 2018)

Eating Habits (Featured Acquisition April 2018)

Advertisements (Featured Acquisition March 2018)

Painters and Paintings (Featured Acquisition February 2018)

The Importance of Photographic Evidence (Featured Acquisition January 2018)

Timetables and Public Transport (Featured Acquisition November 2017)

Thornton’s Estate Agency Property Details (Featured Acquisition October 2017)

Local Adverts (Featured Acquisition August 2017)

The Sudbury Parish Recorder (Featured Acquisition July 2017)

The Sudbury Borough Surveyor (Featured Acquisition June 2017)

Elections (Featured Acquisition May 2017)

Trinity Congregational Chapel – Spite Chapel (Featured Acquisition March 2017)

Property Deeds (Featured Acquisition February 2017)

Town Events (Featured Acquisition January 2017

Clubs and Societies (Featured Acquisition December 2016)

Sudbury Grammar School (Featured Acquisition November 2016)

Retail (Featured Acquisition October 2016)

Fire! fire! (Featured Acquisition September 2016)

Carnivals, Regattas and Fetes (Featured Acquisition August 2016)

Autograph books from the Belle Vue Red Cross Hospital Sudbury (Featured Acquisition July 2016)

What can we find out from a receipt? (Featured Acquisition June 2016)

The indenture of Henry Brackett, 6th July 1844 (Featured Acquisition May 2016)

Nuisance Books or Inspectors’ Journals (Featured Acquisition April 2016)