Silks set to go on display in Sudbury

SUDBURY’S silk heritage is being celebrated next month when lengths of beautiful silk made in the town go on display at the town hall.

Town mayor Tony Platt will officially unveil a display of lengths of silk adorning the walls of the town’s Assembly Room on November 10.

Two lengths of silk have each been donated from Gainsborough, Vanners and Stephen Walters silk companies.

Deputy town clerk Jacqui Howells said: “The town council was aware that there are not many opportunities locally to see the fabulous silks still being made that Sudbury is famous for.

“We contacted the local silk companies and they all donated lengths of silk.”

Although the Assembly Room is now used for wedding ceremonies and is not generally open to the public, the council said that if anyone wanted to look at the silks, it could be arranged if the room was not being used.