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Celebration Arch and street decorations

Celebration arches like this were usually put up by towns whenever there was a visit by an important person, usually royalty, as an impressive welcome as their carriage passed through. The beautiful, arched, traceried east window of Sudbury Church (see DCHQ000172) was given by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in memory of George Edward Anson, brother of the then rector. Perhaps they visited and th…