Two-week exhibition to mark centre’s 25th anniversary

A two-week exhibition is to be held to mark the 25th anniversary of Sudbury’s Tourist Information Centre.

The exhibition will detail the history of the centre, from its beginnings in a caravan in the car park of what is now Roys supermarket, to its move to the town hall and, finally, to its current location in the library on Market Hill.

The celebrations will be extra special given that the centre was threatened with closure three years ago.

Fortunately, the facility was saved when Sudbury Town Council assumed control of the venture from Babergh District Council.

Susan Gale, TIC assistant said: “We are delighted to be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the centre, which has served so many people over the years. The centre is a fantastic facility both for people who live and work in the town and, of course, for tourists.”

As part of the planned events, former TIC employees and supporters are being invited to a reunion.

“Due to its history, Sudbury is a big tourist attraction, so we provide help and advice to people from all over the world,” said Mrs Gale.

“We recently had a visitor from Lapland and they absolutely loved the area. We are lucky to be in such a lovely part of the world and we get nothing but positive feedback from people who visit.”

The exhibition will feature a variety of old photographs and artefacts depicting the ups and downs of the centre, which is estimated to have served more than one million customers since its inception.

The celebrations will begin at the centre on Monday and will run until August 9.

The staff reunion is being held from 3pm on August 5.