Sudbury Carnival 2014

The long awaited Sudbury Carnival returned to the town on Sunday 24th August, it has been well over 20 years since the town last held a Carnival.

The weather was helpful, it was sunny without being so hot the entrants were over heated. and the rain stayed away all day.

Delphi Sports and Social Centre was the collecting point for the entrants prior to the start of the procession at 12.30pm

Sudbury Ephemera Archive members ready to start

Sudbury Ephemera Archive members ready to start

Sudbury Ephemera Archive once again turned back the clock to appear as Sudbury Suffragettes.

The procession wound it’s way around the town amidst a lot of noise and excitement. The Suffragettes were warmly received and many leaflets given to the numerous towns people that had turned out to watch.

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After the procession returned to Delphi there was a chance to mingle and meet the other entrants.

One of the entrants was the young star of the Warhorse film, Joey aka Augustus who is trained by Andy Butcher of AB Film Horses.

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The Suffragettes were lucky enough to be able to get a photo taken with the star, bringing together the memories of Emily Wilding Davieson  who was killed under the Kings Horse during the Epsom Derby in 1913, and the huge part that many horses played during the Great War.


Memories are what the Ephemera Archive is all about.  We want your paper memorabilia of both the wars plus we would love to be able to record the voices of the older generation that can remember the second world war, both here at home and those service men and women who returned to civilian life when it was all over.

See also photography by Bill Hiskett and Ben’s photos on Flickr.