One of our team brought some photographs to our last meeting, these photographs included interesting views of a shop at 68 Church Street Sudbury, which was part of the buildings which were sited on the side of the road that is now part of St Gregory’s Primary School grounds. The date on the reverse of the photograph was 1910/11 but looking at the subject’s dress length it is more likely to have been the 1930’s and she is possibly Mrs Goody, according to the 1937 Kelly’s Directory.
Another photograph is of Goody and Carter, a radiator specialist in Christopher Lane. They may have been situated in one of the small workshops that were all along Christopher Lane before the houses were built in the late 20th century
Amongst the collection was a photograph of a young woman who had participated in beauty contest during the 1960’s and she is also photographed outside premises in Station Road, which today we recognise as the Salvation Army hall and shop, but in the photograph it is the Bongo coffee bar. The wording on the brickwork is barely visible since it was sandblasted a few years ago.
Also in the collection were some photographs of people, and the interesting features of these are the details in the background. It would really be useful if anyone can identify where these photographs were taken and possibly the address of the property. Any information can be emailed to us via firstname.lastname@example.org or a note left at Sudbury Town Hall or just come and visit one of the work sessions at Sudbury Town Hall (ask at Reception for the right room, entrance behind the Town Hall in Gaol Lane, every 2nd Monday of the month between 10:00 and 13:00 and the last Wednesday of the month between 13:00 and 16:00).
Previous Featured Acquisitions
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.