This newspaper clipping from the 4th January 1893 shows how Christmas’ of the past could be sad occasions due to circulating sicknesses and ill health. 4 parishioners passed over a five day period, Christmas 1892, including Mr. Eli Utting, the first ‘Gas Maker’ at Sudbury Gasworks.

 

On a lighter note, it was nice to see that people from surrounding towns and villages including Burton, Uttoxeter and Tutbury, visited Sudbury to go skating on the lake.