Gallery: 1970 - 2000
Catalogue ref: pa437
The height of the fire on January 24 1979 which destroyed the Sudbury Carpet Store on the corner with Gaol Lane and all the shops up to what is now McColls This corner site had recently been occupied by Dawson’s electrical shop – their business was still trading from the adjoining premises. Fire crews came from Hedingham and Halstead. Note the snow on the ground – it was so cold that the water froze on the firefighter’s uniforms!