Works start at the Gasworks!

Following a successful grant increase request from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, building works at Sudbury Gasworks are going to commence on Monday 7th March 2022. H. A. Briddon have been appointed as the lead...
Image of Henery Lawleys rifle

Lawley’s Rifle

We previously followed the history of the Lawley family. From Samuel, Head Huntsman for the 2nd Lord Vernon, to his Grandson, Henry Lawley. To finish the story, Colin has since found an image of Queen...

Sudbury Estate Clerk of Works – Mr. Agar

When researching former celebrations in Sudbury, one of our volunteers came across this article about the 'Coming of Age' celebrations for George William Henry Vernon in September 1875.  It's a very long, article that goes...

A Sad Christmas in Sudbury

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,...

From Sudbury to Windsor – The Lawley Family

The Sudbury Local History Group have been busy uncovering fascinating stories of former parish residents, and have recently come across the Lawley family, whose history spans from Sudbury to London. Samuel Lawley (1761-1832), was the...

Heritage Open Days 2021

We took part in the national event Heritage Open Days on the 11th September, by delivering our buildings and village tours....

Sudbury Primary School is Fired Up!

As part of our ongoing project activity programme, we have teamed up with Fired Up! Theatre to work with local community groups. The company are developing scripts from research generated by our local history research...

Wild Sudbury

On the 29th May, we hosted WILD SUDBURY, as event to encourage to local community to come and visit the site and be part of creating future habitats to be based around the building once...

Supporting Local History Month

In Support of Local History Month through May, we ran our buildings and village tours, as well as a cake and plant sale fundraiser....

Mapping the Gasworks

We have been joined by Nottingham Trent University and a new team of volunteers to start mapping the Gasworks. This involves taking many, many images of the building, and using some clever 3D mapping software...