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    Part-time Administrator Vacancy PART TIME ADMINISTRATOR & DEVELOPMENT OFFICER The Sudbury Society is seeking an administrator to support its work as advocate to conserve our town’s heritage and take forward new initiatives and campaigns. Do you hav …

    News Story: Job Vacancy with Sudbury Society

    Part-time Administrator Vacancy PART TIME ADMINISTRATOR & DEVELOPMENT OFFICER The Sudbury Society is seeking an administrator to support its work as advocate to conserve our town’s heritage and take forward new initiatives and campaigns. Do you hav …

    Event: Summer Garden Party

    News Story: E-NEWSLETTER LAUNCHED FOR MEMBERS

    NEW E-NEWSLETTER FOR MEMBERS In an effort to stay in touch with all our members, the Society trialled a new electronic newsletter with write ups of talks that took place in February and March before lockdown, and any recent news items. It was sent out …

    News Story: Award Winners Announced!

    WINNERS OF ALAN PHILLIPS ARCHITECTURAL AWARDS ANNOUNCED! The Sudbury Society is delighted to announce the results of its revived Alan Phillips Architectural Awards for outstanding contributions to the built environment in Sudbury. The joint winners are …

    Page: Contact

    Please direct any general enquiries concerning the Society to: info@sudburysociety.org.uk Specific queries may be directed to members of the executive committee listed below: Chairman: Ian Liddell – chair@sudburysociety.org.uk Vice-Chairman: Sam Thornt …

    Page: Events

    Garden Party, July 2019 ** NB ** SADLY WE HAVE HAD TO SUSPEND SOCIETY MEETINGS DUE TO THE CURRENT CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK AND SOCIAL DISTANCING MEASURES. WE WILL ADVISE WHEN SOCIETY MEETINGS ARE ABLE TO RESUME BUT IN THE MEANTIME, WE ARE STAGING A FEW FRE …

    Page: Welcome

    We welcome your interest in the Sudbury Society. ** NB ** SADLY WE HAVE HAD TO SUSPEND SOCIETY MEETINGS DUE TO THE CURRENT CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK AND SOCIAL DISTANCING MEASURES. WE WILL ADVISE WHEN SOCIETY MEETINGS ARE ABLE TO RESUME, BUT IN THE MEANTIME …

    News Story: Latest Column in Suffolk Free Press

    In case you missed it, we copy below the text from the most recent SudSoc column in the Suffolk Free Press published on 4th June 2020. Our next column is due in early July, keep an eye out for it! Lessons from Lockdown – from our incoming Chairman As w …

    News Story: Life Membership Re-instated…Join up now!

    We have re-instated the Life Membership option to anyone looking to join the Society for the first time, or for any existing members wanting to re-join, remove the need for any further admin and show their lifelong support for Sudbury and our Society. …

    Page: Membership

    If you care about Sudbury, why not join the Society? Membership is open to any individual or organisation who shares our wish to make Sudbury an even better place in which to live, work or do business while also attracting visitors to our historic mark …

    News Story: JOIN IN VIRTUAL VE DAY CELEBRATIONS

    VIRTUAL VE DAY CELEBRATIONS ON FRIDAY 8th MAY – SUDBURY TOWN COUNCIL We have received a message from the Town Council encouraging everyone to do as much as we can virtually to celebrate VE Day on Friday 8th May. They have put together a virtual program …

    Page: Sudbury’s Local List

    Introduction Listed Buildings Our distinctive and attractive townscape is a mix of buildings from many periods. Most people are aware of the fine old buildings in the town, dating from the 15th through to the early 19th Century. These are considered to …

    News Story: Coronavirus Message to Membership

    CORONAVIRUS MESSAGE TO SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP: Please note that due to the unprecedented lockdown and social distancing measures imposed by the government in response to the global Covid-19 pandemic, members meetings are suspended until further notice and …

    Event Report: Fiction in Sudbury: A Literary Tour

    Two authors and an actor gave members a fascinating evening on Thursday 24 October. Simon Edge is the Sudbury author of ‘A Right Royal Face-Off’, a modern satire based on artists Gainsborough and Reynolds. He began by reminding us of Daniel Defoe’s jou …

    Event Report: ‘By Royal Appointment’ – Celebrating Craftsmanship

    Our Autumn series of talks kicked off with a visit by Richard Peck of the Royal Warrant Holders Association on 26th September in our new venue at the Town Hall Assembly Rooms. It was a fascinating insight into how the mark of royal patronage from medie …

    Page: Message to Members re Corona Virus

    CORONAVIRUS MESSAGE TO SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP Please note that due to the unprecedented lockdown and social distancing measures imposed by the government in response to the global Covid-19 pandemic, members meetings are suspended until further notice and t …

    News Story: In Memoriam: Stephen Thorpe

    It is with great sadness that we note the death last month of Stephen Thorpe, stalwart of the Society for many years with special interest in planning issues and an active campaigner for our town. We offer the sincerest condolences to his family, Pat a …

    Event: Healthcare in Suffolk: Challenges & the Future

    Event: Amazing Bees

    Event: Sustainable Travel? The electric vehicle revolution

    Event: AGM plus Cheese & Wine Evening

    Event Report: Sudbury’s Wildlife In Trouble

    The speaker for our 27th February meeting was Ross Bentley, trustee of the Sudbury Common Lands and a former environmental writer for the East Anglian Daily Times. Ross identified himself as a lover of nature not an expert, although he has clearly spok …

    Event Report: Regeneration of St Peter’s

    The first meeting of the New Year was a talk by the Churches Conservation Trust (CCT) project team including our locally based Development Officer, Allison Burke, on the Trust’s plans to regenerate St Peter’s church with funding from the National Herit …

    News Story: Come to our AGM on 26th March!

    SOCIETY AGM PLUS CHEESE & WINE EVENING – 26TH MARCH There’s never been a better time to join the Sudbury Society and get fully involved in the debate about our town’s future and how we can both protect our built and natural heritage into the future …

    News Story: Architectural Competition Submissions in!

     Sudbury Society Architectural Competition The Sudbury Society re-introduced the Alan Phillips award for outstanding contributions to the built environment in Sudbury and its surrounding area, inviting applications by the end of 2019. We have received …

    Page: NewsJournal

    The Society publishes two News Journals each year, full of event reports, photographs, articles and member submissions. Our editor is always on the lookout for interesting features and opinion pieces so please do get in touch with your ideas to newsjou …

    News Story: Society response to the Vision for Prosperity Exhibition January 2020

    We welcome this joint initiative by the District and County Council to engage with the people of Sudbury on the future of our town and trust that it will be just the beginning of the consultative process. HOTEL: The proposed four-storey hotel would sit …

    News Story: Proposed changes to the townscape in New Street/Prince Street. Go to Planning Comments

    News Story: Part-time Administrator Appointed

    BECKY PLANT IS OUR NEW PART TIME ADMINISTRATOR & DEVELOPMENT OFFICER We are pleased to announce that after interviews in December, the Sudbury Society has, for the first time, appointed  a part-time administrator to support its advocacy work and ta …

    Link: Sudbury Museum Trust Homepage

    Event: Sudbury Society Christmas Lunch

    Event: Modern Organic Farming in Suffolk

    Event: Disappearing wildlife in Sudbury and East Anglia – and what we can do about it

    Event: St Peter’s Regeneration Plans – Project Update

    Page: Sudbury Photo Gallery

    The images here are just a sample of the buildings which make up our town’s fine heritage. In addition to buildings we will include other features of the town which are also part of the town’s heritage. The images in the Gallery are displayed below in …

    News Story: The Future of Belle Vue House – Chairman and President object to call for demolition

     Future of Belle Vue House Further to a piece in the Suffolk Free Press on 8th September, here is the full text of the letter to the editor: “We write jointly as President and Chairman respectively of The SUDBURY SOCIETY to object to the fundamental pr …

    Event: Fiction in Sudbury – A literary tour

    Event: ‘By Royal Appointment’ – A Celebration of Craftmanship

    Page: Property Owners Discussion Forum

    We are currently distributing notices to all properties on the Society’s Local List to alert them that their properties have been recognised as being of architectural/heritage/cultural significance. We have provided this page as an opportunity for prop …

    Page: News Archive

    The Society has been involved in a wide range of initiatives and taken a view on many developments and proposals affecting our town over the years, as directed by our remit. An archive of news stories relating to these initiatives is listed below for f …

    News Story: Local List Updated!

    Local List Update We have recently succeeded in convincing Babergh District Council to accept an update to the Sudbury Local List – a description of architecturally and/or historically significant properties and places in Our Town – originally prepared …

    Page: About Us

    The Sudbury Society was born in 1973 at a time when Sudbury was undergoing great changes – many houses and other buildings in the heart of the town were being pulled down to make way for new roads and car parks whilst residential and housing estates we …

    Event: My Family & Other Cameras

    Event: Summer Garden Party & Concert

    Event Report: SudSoc Christmas Party 2018

    Our annual Christmas Party was a great success attracting over 50 members on a chilly winter’s night. Gathering in All Saints Hall on 14th December, all those attending enjoyed a delicious buffet of hot and cold food plus dessert as well as excellent e …

    Page: Our Town

    Sudbury is a thriving market town with a long history. Before the Roman Conquest an Iron Age settlement occupied the defensible spur of high ground, roughly between the Croft and Stour Street.  The development of the present town began in the Middle Sa …

    Page: The Stars & Stripes

    The Star-Spangled banner – from Sudbury Next time you walk down Cross Street towards Ballingdon have a look at the cottages on your right – specifically numbers 75-78. They might look fairly nondescript now – modest terraced houses – but they have a hi …

    Page: Advice to owners

    Here is some advice for local property owners who intend to make alterations  A LISTED PROPERTY eg Grade 1 or 2 First discuss your plans with the Conservation Officer at Babergh District Council A LOCALLY LISTED PROPERTY A few suggestions if you are th …

    Page: Planning

    Sudbury’s former Boy’s Grammar School Below you will find the comments of the Sudbury Society Planning Group as submitted to the planning authorities. Victoria Hall, the Conservative Club and New Hall Black Boy barn behind Market Hill

    Page: Links

    RC Church on The Croft Here are some links to other organisations or groups who have an interest in Sudbury or in civic pride generally. Babergh District CouncilThis link takes you to the main Babergh website. Then click on Planning. http://www.babergh …

    Page: AGM 2018 – Chair’s Report

    Chair’s Report given at the Annual General Meeting of the Sudbury Society on 23 March 2018   This has been a very busy year for both Committee and Members. We have worked on ‘going public’ with the Society, heard talks on everything from sign-writ …

    Event: Older Houses & Climate Change

    Event: Thatching & Brewing Tour

    Event: Visit to Cambridge and Ely

    Event: Sudbury on Show 2019

    Event: Sudbury Society AGM and ‘Hidden Histories’ Talk

    Event: Sustainable Architecture Debate

    Page: The Book

     ‘The Unlisted Heritage’ A Sudbury Society book A compilation of buildings in Sudbury that are not currently listed by English Heritage. Instead they appear on the Local Authority’s list of buildings that are of historical or aesthetic interest. This g …

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    Link: Suffolk Preservation Society

    Gallery Photo: 42-50 Friars Street

    Gallery Photo: 54-56 Friars Street

    Gallery Photo: Carter’s House, 51 Friars Street

    Gallery Photo: The Quay Theatre, Quay Lane

    Gallery Photo: The Granary, Quay Lane

    Gallery Photo: Serpentine wall

    Gallery Photo: Bullocks Lane

    Gallery Photo: 22 Friars Street

    Gallery Photo: Market Day 2

    Gallery Photo: Market Day 1

    Gallery Photo: The former Ship and Star 59-61 Friars Street

    Gallery Photo: The former Boy’s Grammar School

    Gallery Photo: St Gregory’s churchyard

    Gallery Photo: St Gregory’s church

    Gallery Photo: St Gregory and St Peter’s school gateway

    Link: Gainsborough’s House

    Gallery Photo: Victorian detailing

    Gallery Photo: The Corn Exchange

    Gallery Photo: Victoria Terrace 17-27 Melford Road

    Gallery Photo: Victorian butcher’s shop

    Gallery Photo: Former bakery and mill 47 North Street

    Gallery Photo: The Waggon and Horses PH

    Gallery Photo: 10-12 Melford Road

    Gallery Photo: The Sudbury Common Lands

    Link: Sudbury Family History Society

    Link: Sudbury Commonlands Charity

    Link: Sudbury’s listed buildings

    Link: Sudbury History Society

    Link: Babergh District Council

    Link: Civic Voice

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    Page: News Part-time Administrator Vacancy PART TIME ADMINISTRATOR & DEVELOPMENT OFFICER The Sudbury Society is seeking an administrator to support its work as advocate to conserve our town’s heritage and take forward new initiatives and campaigns. …

    Gallery Photo: 72 Cross Street

    Gallery Photo: The Dental Emporium, Acton Square

    Gallery Photo: 9 Gainsborough Street

    Gallery Photo: The Drill Hall, Gainsborough Street

    Gallery Photo: 45-50 Friars Street

    Gallery Photo: The Corn Exchange

    Link: Caught on Camera