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Local History Talk and Tea

15th May 2021 @ 14:00 16:00

In celebration of local history month, we will be running guided tour of Sudbury Gasworks and highlights around the village.

About this Event

Join us on the 15th May to celebrate Local History Month with a guided tour of the Sudbury Village, led by Staff, Volunteers and residents past and present.

Sitting at the most southern part of the Derbyshire Dales, Sudbury is a delightful former estate village to nearby Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood. The name, Sudbury, is of Saxon origins and means ‘south fortification’. Even before the Norman conquest there was a village here.

The tour will be split into four key areas of interest, with each small group moving between the locations, including; All Saints Church, the Village Street, Sudbury Hall and view of the Deercote and Sudbury Gasworks.

Sudbury Gasworks is a Grade II ‘at risk’ building of 1874 attributed to country house architect, George Devey. The original purpose of the gasworks was to manufacture gas from coal. Representatives from Sudbury Gasworks Restoration Trust will show attendees around the site and talk to them about the funding they have received to restore and develop the building for community use.

Each group will have the opportunity to have refreshments – coffee, soft drinks, sausage rolls and cakes – all donations will go towards the Sudbury Gasworks restoration project. If you do not want refreshments, please get in touch and we will start you in the group that doesn’t include this.

Please be aware that each group will be limited to six people and social distancing should be adhered to at all times.

You will be contacted ahead of the tour with a plan of the village so you know which location to start at. Each group will start at 2pm – please arrive promptly as we will need to be strict with timings. Suitable footwear should be worn as some areas of ground on the walk are uneven.


£5 Per Person

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