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Sudbury Tourist Infomation Centre

Free Guided Town Tour: Sudbury: An Industrious Town

Join our expert Blue Badge guide as we weave our way around Sudbury’s rich industrial heritage from cloth, brick, beer to Sudbury Silk!

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Free Guided Town Tour: Sudbury: An Industrious Town
Free Guided Town Tour: Sudbury: An Industrious Town

Time & Location

22 Oct 2022, 14:00 – 15:30

Sudbury Tourist Infomation Centre, Sudbury Town Council Old Market Place, Sudbury CO10 1TL, UK

About the Event

Sudbury: An Industrious Town - free guided tour | BOOK YOUR FREE SPACE(S) HERE

Tour Meet point: Sudbury Tourist Information Centre (entrance on Gaol Lane), Town Hall, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 1TL

Tour begins at 2pm on Saturday 22 October 2022, the tour will take approx. 1.5hrs

Timber framed buildings, elaborate Georgian facades and medieval churches still stand tall today as evidence of the wealth created from Sudbury's various industries over the centuries...

Sudbury’s historic streets are steeped in our industrial heritage. Architectural clues and monuments from wool, cloth, silk, brick, brewing still stand proudly throughout the town; from characterful Weavers’ Cottages, to mighty Silk Mills and water mills, Sudbury’s Weavers’ Piece garden packed with dye plants to Sudbury’s three magnificent medieval churches and splendid timber framed buildings, the architectural legacy of the wealth of Sudbury’s various industries over the years. After the decline of the wool trade, Sudbury’s spinners and weavers turned their skills to the production of lighter fabrics and the town has become 'The UK Capital of Silk' - a status Sudbury retains to this day.

Sudbury is still home to much sought after products and materials, Mauldon's have been brewing fine beers in Sudbury for over 200 years, Ballingdon Bricks & Tiles are still in high demand, not to mention our cultural industries and our Charter Market that is over 1000 years old! Our retail and hospitality industries are a source of pride and with a high street that is over 70% independent you'll find a town centre stacked with personality.

Enquiries: Sudbury Tourist Information Centre (entrance on Gaol Lane), Town Hall, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 1TL

E: info@sudburytowncouncil.co.uk or towncentremanager@sudburytowncouncil.co.uk

T: 01787 372331 (option 1)

sudburytowncouncil.co.uk/visit

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