Celebrations at Belle Vue

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A DAY of celebration is being planned to mark the 75th anniversary of Sudbury’s much-loved Belle Vue Park.

A popular meeting spot and play area for generations of families, Belle Vuw Park was opened to the public for the first time on May 12, 1937, as part of the celebrations to mark George VI’s coronation.

In honour of the occasion, Sudbury Town Council is organising a picnic with numerous attractions, including a live jazz band, on Saturday, May 12.

“Belle Vue Park has a very special place in the hearts of many Sudbury residents as it has been enjoyed by many generations,” said town clerk Sue Brotherwood.

“People who grew up in the town generally spent much of their spare time and school holidays at the park, and many of these take their own children and grandchildren there now.

“As the park is so well loved, it is important that we mark the occasion and we are hoping that people will come along with their picnics and have an enjoyable day.”

The council is also asking people to dig out any old pictures they have of the park to add to a photographic display to run alongside the celebrations.

“There are already a number of pictures of the park on record, which we will use, but we are sure there must be many more out there,” added Mrs Brotherwood.

Anyone who has pictures of the park, which they would be happy to loan the council, should call 01787 372331 or email advice@sudburytowncouncil.co.uk.