Celebrating Sudbury for 50 Years

Protecting our historic market town's past by helping to shape its future

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The Sudbury Society
The Sudbury Society Illustration
View of St Peters

About Us

The Society is a registered charity No. 265228 with some 270 members.

Our broad objectives are:

  1. To stimulate local interest and pride in our attractive and historic market town.
  2. To encourage the very highest standard of planning and architecture in the construction of new buildings and in the renovation of existing structures.
  3. To protect, develop and improve the many features of historic or public interest.

Our Town

Sudbury is a thriving market town with a long history, starting with an Iron Age settlement sited roughly between the Croft and Stour Street. The development of the present town began in the Middle Saxon period and its written history dates from the Anglo Saxon Chronicle of 797AD.

The town's entry in the Domesday Book in 1086 records a church, a mill and the meadows, which remain such an attractive feature of Sudbury today.

Its evolving story has been shaped by the medieval woollen cloth industry, river navigation, the railway and 19th century silk trade - all helping to generate prosperity and our wonderfully diverse buildings heritage.

As we look to the future in the 21st century, Sudbury faces many changes with the development of a new National Centre for Gainsborough, redevelopment of St Peter's and major proposals for Market Hill, Bellevue Park, Chilton Woods and Hamilton Place.

The Corn Exchange

How to become a member

It's easy to apply to join, just follow these steps...

Step 1

Complete and submit our online form (or learn how to obtain/send a hard copy)

Step 2

Our Administrator will contact you to advise how to make payment

Step 3

You will be issued with a membership card. All done.

Sketch of Sudbury
The Croft


We run an engaging and popular programme of events throughout the year, including guest speakers and social outings covering a diverse range of interests.

Our regular talks take place in the grand Town Hall Assembly Rooms, and are open to everyone.

If you care about Sudbury, why not join the Society?
Join us from just £10 per year!
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Email: info@sudburysociety.org.uk
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