Evening lecture – 13th September 2017

Sudbury Hall and the Museum of Childhood

Our season started in September with Sue Fraser, Collections Assistant at N.T. Sudbury Hall (specifically working with The Museum of Childhood) since 2005.  Sue has also been a volunteer guide at N.T Sudbury since 1996 and weren’t we fortunate to have such an excellent and well informed speaker!  In her talk “Sudbury Hall and The Museum of Childhood” we heard about the Vernon family and how they, to secure their family fortunes, married into more wealth.  They seemed to have large families in pursuit of a male heir.  We were told how the property transferred across the family.  All this was brought to life by Sue’s talk and through the magnificent full length family portraits at the Hall. After the interval we learned how The Museum of Childhood was successful in securing a Lottery Grant – enabling a hardworking and dedicated team to save this unique collection for future generations to enjoy. We look forward to welcoming Sue again in the future.


Margaret Wood

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