Step into the Sudbury story

PUBLISHED: 15:42 14 February 2019 | UPDATED: 15:42 14 February 2019

The Gainsborough statue in Sudbury.

The Gainsborough statue in Sudbury.


Anyone with time on their hands this weekend can sign up to one of the popular guided walks around historic Sudbury.

Sudbury Library, formerly the Corn Exchange.Sudbury Library, formerly the Corn Exchange.

A professional guide will take you through the story of Sudbury and talk about the story of the town, which is mentioned in the Domesday Book.

The walk will include a visit to St Gregory’s church and a viewing of the grisly relic that is the recreated head of Simon of Sudbury.

He was Archbishop of Canterbury at the time of the Peasants Revolt of 1381 and was dragged from the Tower of London to be beheaded.

His skull now rests in St Gregory’s and to this day his demise is mentioned in every tour of the Tower.

The tour is on Saturday February 16 at 11am. Meet at Sudbury library in Market Hill at 11am. It costs £6 for adults, £4 for children and pre-booking is recommended.

For more details ring Sudbury Tourist Information Office on 01787 881320.

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