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1936 & 1940

Photograph courtesy of Sudbury Museum Trust. Photograph courtesy of Sudbury Museum Trust.

Bottom of the photograph is The Great Eastern Railway also known as the Stour Valley Line, which operated from 1865 until it's closure in 1967.  The Sudbury section is now a Nature Walk.

Middle of the photograph is Quay Lane with the Gas Works which closed in 1968, when Sudbury was connected to North Sea Gas.

Just across from the bowling club is a warehouse operated by The River Stour Navigation Company until 1913.  In 1981 the warehouse was converted into The Quay Theatre.

Close by the river basin was filled in and is now part of the Granary Car Park.

Photograph was taken in 1936. 

Photograph courtesy of Sudbury Museum Trust. Photograph courtesy of Sudbury Museum Trust.

Towards the middle right the Bowling Green and Cricket Ground can be seen together with the Gas Works in Quay Lane, further right again the River Stour is seen snaking it's way around Sudbury with The Great Eastern Railway curving it's way from Sudbury Station at the top of the photograph towards Long Melford and then onto Cambridge.

Photograph was taken on the 31st of August 1940 by a passing Luftwaffe reconnaissance aircraft.