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Lecture to explore history of Belle Vue

PUBLISHED: 11:15 06 January 2015

The visitors book from the former Belle Vue Hospital which forms part of the Sudbury Ephemera Archive. Penny Power (left) and Sue Tibbetts with the book outside Belle Vue House.

The visitors book from the former Belle Vue Hospital which forms part of the Sudbury Ephemera Archive. Penny Power (left) and Sue Tibbetts with the book outside Belle Vue House.

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Sudbury’s Belle Vue House is currently facing an uncertain future, but exactly a century ago it was on the brink of its finest hour having been equipped as a Red Cross Hospital.

In February 1915, the first group of wounded and sick arrived at the facility from the trenches in France. Local volunteers with only basic training aided the medical staff.

Sudbury historian Sue Tibbetts will tell the story in full at the first Quay History Lecture of 2015 on January 25.

Call the Quay Theatre on 01787 374745.

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