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Shops of Then and Now – Missing Shops

Shops of Then and Now - Missing Shops We all have memories of "missing shops". Over the past f..

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St Edmundsbury Mayor – Terry Clements

I spoke to St Edmundsbury Mayor, Terry Clements as he came towards the end of his year as Mayor..

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When The Queen Visited Abbey Gardens

Abbey Gardens in 1961 when the Queen Visited I think my first happy memory of the Abbey Garden..

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Bury’s Secret Gardens – Les Hopton

Bury's Secret Gardens - Les Hopton Secret gardens in the town, lots of people walking round, ..

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I Remember The Old Hospital

I remember the Old Hospital I remember the Old Hospital on Hospital Road. In the fifties, I wa..

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Working on the West Front – Les Hopton

I remember working on the West Front of the Abbey when the part next to the Cathedral was first..

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How Edmund Became Patron St of England

I must begin this evening by thanking James Sheen for arranging this event to celebrate the e..

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Centuries-long Fight For Borough Status

Centuries-long Fight For Borough Status For over four hundred years, Bury St Edmunds has bee..

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A Blight at the End of the Tunnel & Jacqueline Close

A Blight at the End of the Tunnel in Jacqueline Close I believe that I have the dubious distin..

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Relay For Life – Cancer Research

Almost 14 years ago I heard those dreaded words “I’m sorry you have cancer."  A major inco..