Heritage day a great success

Pic - Richard Marsham'Heritage Open Day in Sudbury - Richard Webb plays the organ in St Peters Church ANL-151209-201616009

Pic - Richard Marsham'Heritage Open Day in Sudbury - Richard Webb plays the organ in St Peters Church ANL-151209-201616009

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Sudbury opened its doors this weekend for the national Heritage Open Days weekend, the festival giving access to places usually closed to the public.

St Peter’s was open for visitors while Sudbury Town Hall also had a number of things to see, including the Mayor’s Parlour, which holds an impressive art collection, as well as the Assembly Room, with its giant silk banners.

Pic - Richard Marsham'Heritage Open Day in Sudbury - Visitors look at the displays ANL-151209-201639009

Pic - Richard Marsham'Heritage Open Day in Sudbury - Visitors look at the displays ANL-151209-201639009

The neighbouring Sudbury Heritage Centre and Museum was also open, with all exhibits free to enjoy.

Jodie Budd, customer services advisor at Sudbury Town Council, said the day was a great success.

“It was excellent, it was really well attended with people taking lots of interest,” she said.

Mrs Budd added that the heritage days were important for sharing the town’s rich and varied history, which many people were unaware of.

Pic - Richard Marsham'Heritage Open Day in Sudbury - A Sufragette tells people about the open day. ANL-151209-201746009

Pic - Richard Marsham'Heritage Open Day in Sudbury - A Sufragette tells people about the open day. ANL-151209-201746009

Cakes and refreshments were on sale on the day with donations taken to help fund the Mayor’s Christmas Party for the over 65s.

Mrs Budd said the town was particularly busy, a real boost after the devastation of the fire the week before.

Pic - Richard Marsham'Heritage Open Day in Sudbury ANL-151209-201650009

Pic - Richard Marsham'Heritage Open Day in Sudbury ANL-151209-201650009