Talk delves into the past

THE Sudbury Society will be holding a talk on one of the town’s famous figures from the past this week.

The story of Simon of Sudbury will be told at Friars Hall in School Street on Friday at 7.30pm.

Simon Theobald was Archbishop of Canterbury and Lord Chancellor from 1375 till his death in 1381, when he was beheaded in London by disgruntled peasants during the Peasants’ Revolt. His head was returned to Sudbury and is now in St Gregory’s Church.

Roger Green will be taking the talk and admission is £3. For more information, visit