My week, by Mayor of Sudbury Sue Ayres

PUBLISHED: 05:30 28 February 2019

Mayor Sue Ayres in Scarborough Picture: SUBMITTED

Mayor Sue Ayres in Scarborough Picture: SUBMITTED


Karaoke, quiz nights and walking in the footsteps of an illustrious cricketing relative - Mayor of Sudbury Sue Ayres talks about her week.

I had such a great time in Scarborough, York, Beverley and Whitby but I’m glad to be back in Sudbury.

I stayed at the Grand Hotel in Scarborough, which has a family connection for me.

My grandfather’s first cousin was Sir Donald Bradman, and he stayed there when his Australia team played against against HDG Leveson-Gower’s XI in 1948.

He scored 153 before being caught by Len Hutton, and on his return to the hotel as he went to dinner he received a standing ovation from fellow guests. It was quite something to stand there all those years later.

Last Saturday my daughter Lou and niece Karen invited me to go with them to a karaoke night in The Black Boy and it was a super evening.

As always there were a few people who came ‘just to have a word’ about issues in the town and I really don’t mind, people need to share their concerns. I cannot always answer questions there and then but I do promise to pass concerns on to the right people.

I recently met up with the local Multiple Sclerosis Society, a tremendous bunch of people who strive to make the best of their lives and support each other. Unfortunately, they still have access problems in some areas.

With some friends I also took part in a quiz night to raise funds for The Kernos Centre last Friday evening. I will not divulge where we came but it wasn’t good!

The History Sundays at the Quay theatre continue to enthral, these evenings are sold out so quickly I’m glad that I booked all six as soon as they were advertised, Each time I find yet more amazing facts about our town.

The next live streaming will be from The Metropolitan Opera performing La Fille Du Regiment and is on March 10,

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