I’m a foreigner, born and educated in Ipswich.
I came to Bury St Edmunds first in 1976 to work (I’d driven through many times before but never bothered to stop) I transferred to Barclays in the town, which in those days was the third-largest covered by the Ipswich area, and so a bit daunting.
A couple of years later I bought a house in the town:- expecting it to be for a short while but I’m still living there now.
I was married here, had my children, divorced and now retired here. S. most of my life I’ve spent in the town, as Barclays kept promoting me / moving me within the branch so I never left.
I can’t see me moving anywhere else now, even though Ipswich is my birthplace I much prefer it here.
Originally published 25th May 2016 in the “We Love Bury St Edmunds!” Facebook Group.