Bury St Edmunds Through Time Revisited
Series: Through Time
- Martyn Taylor
15th August 2023
The wonderful town of Bury St Edmunds is indelibly linked to the first patron saint of England, St Edmund, who was martyred in AD 869 and would eventually be enshrined in his magnificent abbey church, alas now in ruins. The town’s affinity with Magna Carta is well documented and something it is very proud of, twenty-five barons swearing an oath at Edmund’s shrine to progress this. Subsequent beautiful Abbey Gardens have attracted huge numbers of visitors over the years, a mecca for locals and tourists alike. The town, the oldest purposely laid-out Norman town in the country, has a medieval grid that people can still follow to trace the footsteps of the pilgrims that once came here in their thousands. Now you can appreciate these streets and many others of the town from over a hundred years ago with their counterparts today.
With all new images depicting this historic market town, Bury St Edmunds Through Time Revisited will appeal to residents and visitors alike who wish to appreciate its rich heritage.