Sudbury Silk Totem Pole

In 2002 the Sudbury Freemen’s Trust contributed towards the creation of the Sudbury Silk Totem Pole, together with Sudbury Town Council, Babergh District Council, Delphi Autosystems and Sculpture Design Partnership of Groton.

Located on the junction of Alexandra and Newton Roads in a small garden near the entrance to the Delphi Factory, the sculpture is a tribute to the importance of the silk industry in Sudbury’s commercial history. It was carved from the remains of a 100 year-old Monterey Cypress tree by Ben Platts-Mills and tells the story of silk from the moth, (at the top of the pole), to the finished garment on the base.

The sculpture was carved from the remains of a 100 year-old Monterey Cypress tree by Ben Platts -Mills and tells the story of silk from the moth to the finished garment.