Featured Acquisitions

All Saints Middle School

As we become aware of buildings changing usage, SEA has made a point of photographing the features within the property before they are lost. One of the earliest buildings to undergo this scrutiny was All Saints Voluntary Controlled Church of England Middle School. Unfortunately as photographs were taken of the building in Acton Lane it dawned on us that similar photographs had not been taken 26 years earlier when the school moved from the Mill Lane school building and Christopher Lane building, the former was demolished and the later one was transformed into a home for the elderly.

Fortunately in 1987 the art teacher at the time organised pupils to record the building using various art media. These paintings, prints, pencil drawings and paintings remain in the Sudbury Ephemera Archive. They show the interior of the gymnasium, features of the architecture and views from the playground at Mill Lane. No doubt many more pieces of art were produced and have been lost over the decades but these remaining pieces provide a remarkable image of these buildings.

After six years the Middle School collection has been catalogued and safely listed. It contains photographs from school trips and events, curriculum information, photographs of productions and much more. Perhaps in forty years time when somebody has a bright idea that the three-tier education is worthwhile, somebody will come to the archive to examine the advantages of it.

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


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Previous Featured Acquisitions

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)