Featured Acquisitions

Sudbury Dramatic Society Productions

Sudbury Ephemera Archive has some examples of the local dramatic society productions both at the Victoria Hall and the Quay Theatre. A few years ago SEA was given some programmes from the 1920’s and 30’s. The 1930’s productions were prepared and produced to raise money for a ward at St Leonard’s Hospital. It is interesting to see the cast list for these productions and also that during the interval home made sweets were on sale. This yet another example of the way local groups aimed to help the community.

Ephemera such as this gives family historians the possibility of learning about their ancestors’ hobbies or past time pursuits.

Some of the collection includes photographs and the local critics’ review from the Suffolk Free Press and/or the East Anglian Daily Times.

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


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Previous Featured Acquisitions

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)

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


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