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Would you like Sudbury to have its own Monopoly game?

Sudbury needs people to get voting if it wants to get its own Monopoly board.

Chiefs at the world famous board game have shortlisted six East Anglian towns and cities in a region wide ‘beauty contest’ with the winning location set to land its own board later this year.

Monopoly board. EMN-161101-155351001
Monopoly board. EMN-161101-155351001

Despite Sudbury having many famous, eye-catching attractions it has some competition from its East Anglian rivals.

Sudbury, Bury St Edmunds, Colchester, Great Yarmouth, King’s Lynn and Newmarket all have a chance of the grand prize which will see the 22 iconic property locations like Park Lane and Mayfair swapped with local favourites.

Emma Lodwick, Custom Games Development Executive at Winning Moves UK, who are making this special version of the hit board game, said: “Each are very strong contenders.

“We originally began with a list of ten but have shortlisted these final six.

“The shortlist spans the whole of East Anglia from Great Yarmouth in the east to Newmarket in the west, to Colchester in the south and King’s Lynn in the North.

“The factors that will decide are two fold.

“Firstly the strength of popular feeling and pride for a particular place.

“Secondly, the diversity and beauty of potential landmarks to fill the board.

“So it’s in effect a beauty contest - to borrow a celebrated Monopoly phrase - with the only difference being there are no prizes for coming second, just first.”

Would you like to see Sudbury have its own version of the popular board game. Would it feature the water meadows, St peter’s, Gainsborough’s House?

Where in Sudbury would you chose to replace Old Kent Road, Park Lane or Mayfair? Let us know in the comments below or visit www.facebook.com/SuffolkFreePress.

To vote for your favourite town email eastanglia@winningmoves.co.uk or write to Monopoly East Anglia, Winning Moves UK, 7 Praed Street, London W2 1NP. Voting closes on February 20.

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