Progress of Capital Works

Now that work has started on site, it has been a busy few weeks. Early focus was on setting up the site in the paddock area, which will eventually become the carpark, and putting in  temporary road within this area. The crane has also been on site to remove the roof ironwork, which is [...]

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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 contractor. They are local conservation contractor, whose portfolio includes projects with the Framework Knitters’ Museum, Ingestre Orangery and the Chatsworth [...]

By |2022-03-09T11:43:44+00:00March 9th, 2022|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Works start at the Gasworks!

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 Victoria and Prince Albert, along with a rifle. The buttplate of this classic percussion double barrel shotgun is inscribed [...]

By |2021-12-01T15:45:33+00:00December 1st, 2021|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Lawley’s Rifle

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 into great length about the celebrations both in Poynton and Sudbury, with many congratulations and toasts. In the article, the [...]

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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, including Mr. Eli Utting, the first 'Gas Maker' at Sudbury Gasworks.   On a lighter note, it was nice to [...]

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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 Head Huntsman for 2nd Lord Vernon’s pack of fox hounds. He and his wife had 9 children that we know [...]

By |2021-11-20T00:48:05+00:00November 19th, 2021|Uncategorised|Comments Off on From Sudbury to Windsor – The Lawley Family

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 team, and are then working with groups such as Sudbury Primary School to develop plays, and short sketches which [...]

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