A Series of interviews by Ashley Cooper
ROGER GREEN recalls how St Peters Church, on the Market Hill, was saved from possible destruction in the 1970’s, whilst also revealing glimpses of the building’s past. As a music teacher at Cornard Upper School ,(now Thomas Gainsborough School) he also describes the building of the Prospect Theatre there—together with some of its famous visitors.
PHYLIS FELTON remembers her time at Walnutree Hospital where she nursed for many years, beginning her training there in 1959. She vividly describes the building, its history, the Nurse’s Home where she lived and of Matrons who had been pioneers of the NHS. Local characters are also recalled, together with the creation of Sudbury Museum.
MARGARET HIBBLE talks about her schooldays in the 1940’s and 50’s, when she was told that, ‘Girls don’t study science’. (Undeterred she still got a job in a laboratory!) Margaret also reminisces about ‘sweet rationing’, life before electricity came to Waldingfield Road and of Sudbury in the 1960’s—with its cattle market, cinemas, church activities and coffee bars.
Produced in association with Sudbury Museum Trust
by The Offshoot foundation