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Sudbury, Suffolk

Sudbury is an ancient town in Suffolk, East Anglia, England, on the River Stour.

It is mentioned both in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle in AD 797[?] and in the Domesday Book.

It has three medieval churches.

It was once East Anglia's largest silk and woollen centre Weaving is still carried out today.

It was also a busy riverport.

The railway arrived in 1847.

The painter Thomas Gainsborough was born in Sudbury in 1727.

The Sudbury Society was formed in 1973 after a successful campaign to save the Corn Exchange from developers.



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