Canadians learn all about city’s namesake

A documentary about life in Sudbury has been broadcast to millions of Canadians after a reporter from the town’s namesake paid a visit.

Hilary Duff, who works for the Morning North breakfast radio show on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation – Canada’s equivalent to the BBC –in Sudbury, Ontario, came to England on holiday and spent a day in Sudbury to find out the similarities and differences between the two.

She visited the library, Gainsborough’s House and walked along the River Stour and around the town centre, as well as interviewing Susan Gale from the Tourist Information Centre, historian Val Herbert and Free Press reporter Elliot Pinkham.

The piece was broadcast earlier this month.

Miss Duff said: “I have had so much great feedback on my documentary.

“People say they really enjoyed it and have already started doing a bit more research of their own into Sudbury, Suffolk. Perhaps the town will now get more Canadian visitors.”

Sudbury in Ontario, also known as Greater Sudbury, was established at the end of the 19th century after the discovery of nickel and copper in the area during the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway.

It was named after its Suffolk counterpart because the wife of the railway’s commissioner was born here.