Friars Street

Subject: Sport and Leisure

Gallery: Up to 1970

Catalogue ref: pa480

The Minister and Deacons of the Sudbury Baptist Church in 1950. Although the church is in Church Street we believe that this photo was taken in the garden of Bentley House in Friars Street (the manse at that time.) Back row L to R: R Arnold Wright (on office staff of Gainsborough Silk Company), Ray Parsons (manager of Walkers/World Stores, later the Edinburgh Wool Shop but currently empty ( May 2020). Then Luther Chapman (partner in Mattingley’s outfitters, now Oxfam), John Pegrum (office staff of P H Jordan Coal Haulage in Station Road) Alfred Heard (owner of Gt Waldingfield P O and Stores.) Front row L to R: Mary Taylor (wife of the artist Archie Taylor who lived in Buzzards Hall), Emmie Parsons (wife of Ray Parsons), Rev. Sydney Gray (Minister 1947-51), Ina Gray (wife of Sydney Gray), Robert Mattingley (owner of the gentleman’s outfitters.)