Sudbury history organisation awarded carnival prize for costumed musicians

Some of the costumed musicians from Sudbury Ephemera Archive. Picture: MIKE MARSH

Some of the costumed musicians from Sudbury Ephemera Archive. Picture: MIKE MARSH - Credit: Archant

A variety of costumed musicians through the centuries won a Sudbury history organisation first prize for the best “foot float” at the town’s carnival.

The organisation was awarded best "foot float" at Sudbury Carnival. Picture: SUDBURY EPHEMERA ARCHIV

The organisation was awarded best "foot float" at Sudbury Carnival. Picture: SUDBURY EPHEMERA ARCHIVE - Credit: Archant

Members of Sudbury Ephemera Archive (SEA) dressed as various musicians including a 14th-century troubador, a travelling player from the 17th century, composer Ludwig van Beethoven, a sailor piping sea shanties of the 19th-century and Vera Lynn.

One of Robin Hood’s merry men, music hall artist Marie Lloyd and a 1920s ‘flapper’ dancing the Charleston were also represented.

SEA was awarded first prize for the best “foot float” and their name will be inscribed on the carnival shield again following their win in 2014.

SEA collect old documents, invoices, photos, letters, postcards, club and company minutes, programmes, fliers, posters, house sale details and paperwork related to Sudbury’s past.

The organisation is looking for more items for the archive as well as volunteers and donations.

Anyone interested can visit their website here.

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