Memories of Sudbury markets

1. What are your memories of Sudbury markets?

A market has been a fixture of Sudbury for over 1000 years, and is still an important part of life in the town today.

The Markets of the Past and Present project, led by Suffolk Archives and Sudbury Ephemera Archive, will research and bring together material on the history of the market, and record the stories of today’s traders and shoppers. The stories collected will then be shared in a creative way to take them to a wider audience.

The project will encompass all of Sudbury’s markets, so whether you have been shopping or trading there for 50 years or 5 months we’d love to hear from you.

You can find out how to get involved with the project here.

This project is part of Sharing Suffolk Stories, a countywide programme running alongside the development of our new building, The Hold, which will engage more people than ever before in Suffolk’s archival heritage. 

If you have any questions about this survey or about the project please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us on 

Your responses will become a valuable part of the Suffolk Archives collection to be preserved for future generations. 

Who are we? 
Suffolk Archives collects, preserves, and shares 900 years’ worth of Suffolk’s history, captured through thousands of documents. We help people to discover the past through our collections, which are held in our branches in Bury St. Edmunds, Lowestoft and Ipswich. Our team of staff and volunteers work to look after Suffolk’s nationally and internationally significant archives. 
You can find out more on our website,, and through our social media pages on Twitter: @keytothepast, and Facebook: @suffolkarchives